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Fines of more than OMR 4,000 Two Judgments against violators of the Consumer Protection Law in Sharqiyah North

23/04/2018


The Court of First Instance in Samad Al Shan recently issued two judgments against violators of the Consumer Protection Law, which imposed fines of OMR 4,200 in addition to confiscating and destroying violated goods.
 

 


The details of the first case are summarized in the fact that the judicial control officers of the Consumer Protection Department to managed to seize the accused trading and selling expired materials. The administrative authorities took the necessary procedures in such cases. After the case was completed, it was referred to the judicial authorities, which issued a judgment condemning the defendant for the misdemeanor of trading corrupt goods and imposing a fine of OMR 2,000 in which OMR 500 executed and confiscating and destroying the goods in the place of violation.
While the details of the second case comes back to the department’s receipt of a complaint from a consumer against one of the businesses in the governorate stating that he went to an establishment to repair a malfunction in the engine of his vehicle, but there were failures in a number of parts of the vehicle and the engine was completely broken out due to  the insufficient experience of the worker working in the establishment. As he refused to repair the vehicle, the consumer submitted a complaint, where he demanded compensation for three engines and pay the bills of the Agency and all the amounts paid. In light of that, the department has taken all the necessary action regarding this case.
In the absence of an amicable solution with the complainant, the case was referred to the judicial authority, which convicted the first defendant of violating the Consumer Protection Law and imposed a fine of OMR 100. The second defendant was convicted of failing to provide proper service and the penalty of the non-compliance with the credibility and transparency. For the first penalty, the court imposed a fine of OMR 100, and for the second a fine of 2000 OMR. The penalties shall be combined, and the harshest penalty is to be implemented only. In addition, the reconciliation was established between the first accused and the victim, giving him the strength of the executive bond and obliging the parties to pay the costs of the case between them.
 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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