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Verdicts and penal orders Against violators of the consumer protection law

30/04/2017

The Primery Court, Sharqiya North, recently issued three judicial verdicts and one penal order against a number of violators of the consumer protection law, and decided on conviction and OMR 2,300 in fines, and seizure and destruction of the violating goods.

 

Two verdicts were issued by the Primery Court in Ibra, the first for the misdemeanor of misleading the consumer and imposed a fine of OMR 2,000, and the second for the misdemeanor of not providing the service as agreed, and imposed a fine of OMR 100.
The third verdict was issued by the Primery Court in Dima wa Al Taeien for the misdemeanor of exhibiting expired goods, in violation of the consumer protection law, and imposed a fine of OMR 100 the seizure of the violating goods.
The penal order was issued by the public prosecution in Ibra for the misdmeanour of not providing the consumer with the correct information on the purchased commodity, and imposed a fine of OMR 100.

 

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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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