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For failure to ensure repair and maintenance OMR 8,000 fine against violators in Muscat

25/06/2019


The Court of First Instance in Muscat issued a judgment against two violators of the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. 66/2014, in which it convicted them and fined them OMR 8,000.

 

 

In this regard, the Public Authority of the Consumer Protection in Muscat Governorate has received a complaint from a consumer stating that he purchased a vehicle from a commercial establishment. After using the vehicle, some malfunctions appeared, prompting him to go to the establishment to repair it. However, the failures continued to emerge despite the establishment's attempt to repair them more than once, which prompted him to submit his complaint to the Authority, taking all the procedures in force in such cases.

After completing the case file, it was referred to the competent judicial authorities, which in turn condemned the defendants for the lack of commitment to ensure repair and maintenance and sentenced each of them to a fine of OMR 4,000, and to compel them jointly with the costs of the public action, as set out in the reasons, and by rejecting the civil claim in its case.

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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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