Special squad raids brick kilns
5 lakh undersize bricks seized
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Dec 16: On receiving number of complaints from consumer regarding short measurement, overcharging and quality of bricks being sold to the consumer, a team comprising of Officers of Revenue, Legal Metrology and CAPD was constituted by Deputy Commissioner, Jammu for checking of traders dealing with sale of Brick Kilns.
The team raided brick-kilns at Domana namely New Choudhary Brick Kiln and Bharat Earth Products and also checked trolleys on road loaded with bricks, an official statement said. About 5.22 lakh bricks meant for sale to consumers were found to be undersize against the standards fixed by the competent authority. All the undersize bricks were seized by Legal Metrology Department under Weights and Measures Act and their sale was stopped till further orders.
The team also found owner of Kavi Brick Kilns overcharging from the consumers and was also booked under provision of Weights and Measures Act. The brick kilns were also found violating terms and conditions of notification issued in this regard like display of rate list, display of stock position, bills of stock sold, segregation of B class and C class bricks at the premises and requisite form allowing use of wood were also not produced at the time of inspection.
Directions were issued to the defaulters to produce all the relevant records as per the condition of the notification and to desist from the practice of cheating to the consumers otherwise stern action as warranted under the relevant acts will be initiated against unscrupulous traders.
The District Development Commissioner, Jammu has issued instructions to the squad to regularly conduct such checking to curb the menace of overcharging and short measures.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 16 Dec 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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