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For violating the Consumer Protection Law A shop is closed in Al Buraimi

13/01/2019


The First Court of First Instance Al Buraimi has recently ruled the conviction of an accused of cheating on the contractor and working outside his authorized profession. He was sentenced to six months 'imprisonment and a fine of OMR 1,000 for the first offence . For the second offence, he was sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment along with closing the shop for two months.

 

 

The case began when the Consumer Protection Department in Al Buraimi received a complaint against a tire repair and oil change shop in Al Buraimi. The consumer contracted the shop to change oil for the vehicle with a specific brand. However, the accused mixed two types of oils while he was doing the service. The worker has disappeared from the consumer's eyes and added another type other than the agreed oil. In the presence of the judicial control team to the scene of the incident, the metal box containing the mixed oils was seized. When he was asked, he confessed to mixing it with another type of oil.
After the completion of the legal proceedings, the accused was referred to the Public Prosecution. In the investigation, he confessed to what he was accused of. He was then referred to the court, which upheld the ruling on appeal in the preliminary sentence, with the imposition of a prison sentence and a fine.

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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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