ITANAGAR, Aug 17 - The Mobile Inspection Team (MIT) of Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs here conducted a surprise inspection of various trading premises at Gohpur Tinali and Chandranagar market today and booked 23 traders for violating various provisions of Legal Metrology Act, 2009.
The team also seized packaged commodities and weights and measures from 17 traders of Itanagar market for violation of the LM Act.
Of them, five traders have been booked for contravention of LM (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, who were found selling imported edible packaged items without mandatory declaration, smudging or non-marking of MRP, etc., while 13 traders were booked for using non-standard weights & measures.
In one of the hardware shops, cement was found being sold without MRP for which a case has been registered. In a medicine shop, a non-medical item was being sold at an exorbitant price as the package did not bear the MRP. The medicine shop was also booked for violation of LM (Packaged Commodities) Rules.
All the defaulting traders were directed to refrain from such irregular activities in future.