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The closure of an institution to print bags in the north of Al Batinah for not committing to providing the service


Sohar Primary Court recently issued a ruling against a commercial institution that operates in the field of bag printing, serving a conviction, imprisonment, permanent closure of the institution, and imposing financial fines, for violating the Consumer Protection Law (66/2014).



Details of the ruling are due to the submission by a consumer of a complaint to the Public Directorate of Consumer Protection, in the north of Al Batinah, against a commercial establishment with in which it has been agreed to print bags in a specified time period. The agreement was to implement the service for an amount of (650) Omani riyals, of which he paid in advance (350) Omani riyals, but the institution did not deliver the agreed work. It also did not return the amount paid, which caused the consumer to file his complaint, and after researching and investigating the case’s details and the completion of the case file, it was transferred to the judicial authority, which in turn ruled to convict the institution of the offense of not committing to providing the service and not committing to return its value and ruled that it be punished with two months' imprisonment and a fine (500) Omani Rial and the closure of the establishment permanently. It also ruled civilly to compel the institution to return the amount with a civil right of (250) Omani riyals and to pay the expenses and has the right to appeal against the ruling of the opposition within the two-week period of the announcement of the ruling.


 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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