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For violating the Consumer Protection Law: The Public Prosecution temporarily shuts down a commercial establishment


The Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Al-Batinah North seized a commercial establishment, for not executing the work on time which is a violation of the Consumer Protection Law, as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66 /2014.).
Many reports from 2013 indicate that an establishment was late in doing the job on the agreed time, sometimes for years. The establishment also did not respond to the consumers complaints, which lead them to direct their complaints to the Directorate.



 The Directorate took the necessary procedures after confirming that the establishment was stalling in responding to the consumers complaints which lead them to accept the solutions imposed by the establishments. The Directorate General of Consumer Protection communicated with the Public Prosecution, to temporarily shut the establishment down till reaching a conclusion of the case, in accordance with article (37) of the Consumer Protection Law that states: “The public prosecution – pursuant to a prior request from the  chairman or the authorized representative thereof – may issue a  decision to temporarily shutter the premises or suspend the activity  until the adjudication of the lawsuit and stakeholders may appeal  the decision before the Court of Appealed Misdemeanors at the  deliberation chamber.”


 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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