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For violating the consumer protection law Imprisonment and OMR 2,000 fine against an accused in Salalah


The Primery Court Salalah recently issued a verdict against a violator of the consumer protection law, and decided on conviction, two years imprisonment and OMR 2,000 fine.


The details are a consumer bought a 2014 model vehicle from an agency, under warrantee by the manufacturer and free service for 100,000 km. During the warrantee period the consumer noticed a technical fault in the engine, and he went to the agency for repair but was surprised with the agency’s refusal on the pretext that the consumer did not observe the regular maintenance at the agency, thus the consumer contact the directorate in Salalah which, following the required procedures and completing the case file, referred it to the public prosecution, which in turn forwarded it to the court concerned and the verdict was issued convicting the accused with the misdemeanor of violating the freedom of choice, equity, honesty and credibility, and the misdemeanor of noncompliance with the warrantee and maintenance conditions, and imprisonment for two years and OMR 2,000 fine.


 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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