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Judicial rulings against violators at Al Buraimi

28/05/2014

A primary court at Al Buraimi issued judicial rulings against violators in four cases referred by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP). The total amount of fines ordered by the court amounted to RO 1000. 

 

In the first case, the violator was fined RO 300, for not completing the work as agreed upon with the PACP at Al Buraimi, after making a settlement with the consumer who submitted earlier a complaint against the violator saying that he had an agreement with a workshop to install windows and doors for his house, but the worker didn’t complete work.
The second case was against a workshop where the technician who was supposed to change lubricate of the engine for the consumer car, caused a crack at the bottom of the engine. The violator was found guilty and fined RO 300.
In the third and fourth cases; the violators were technicians at a car repairing workshop who caused fire to set at a car that was ordered by the consumer to be repaired; and a seller who gave a consumer a pre-used fridge and told him it is a brand new. When, he went home, the consumer found it pre-used fridge. Both violators were fined RO 400.
 

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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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