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For selling cheated iron OMR 4000 fine against an industrial establishment in Izki

23/06/2019


The Court of First Instance in Izki issued a judgment against two Asian nationals for violating the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014 and sentenced them to imprisonment and fines amounting to OMR 4,000.

 

 

As for the details, the Consumer Protection Department in the Dakhiliah Governorate received a complaint from a consumer stating that it had purchased an iron for building and construction from a commercial establishment that sells construction materials in the Wilayat of Izki. However, when iron was used, especially when flexing and making loops, it showed longitudinal cracks and refraction with iron filaments. Therefore, the department's specialists took the necessary measures regarding the complaint. The laboratory examination was done for the iron which showed that it did not conform to the approved specifications and standards. After the case file was completed, the matter was referred to the Izki Public Prosecution Department. After the investigation, it was referred to the Court of First Instance in Izki, which convicted the first defendant of the misdemeanor of trading a spoiled and corrupt commodity, and convicted the second defendant of the breach of the obligation to guarantee the goods sold to the company that marketed the product. It also sentenced them to six months' imprisonment and a fine of OMR 2,000 each, and the withdrawal of the counterfeit goods from the markets. An amount of OMR 2,000 each is estimated if the judgment is appealed and the release is requested. The court civilly sentenced them to oblige them to pay the victim a sum of OMR 2,000.

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection calls on all merchants and suppliers to abide by the provisions of the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations and to adhere to transparency and credibility and to refrain from propaganda and false and misleading advertising when promoting goods and services

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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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