H&H deptt blacklists M/s Shahjee& Co

H&H deptt blacklists M/s Shahjee& Co
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Srinagar, Dec 10: Director Handicrafts and Handloom (H&H), Kashmir canceled the registration issued in favor of M/s Shahjee& Co, Bishember Nagar Srinagar and directed the dealer to desist from carrying out the business of the notified handicraft items till further orders.

As per the statement issued here, taking strong note of a complaint from a tourist namely Sumeet Agarwal who had leveled serious allegations of malpractice against M/s Shahjee& Co and his failure to provide any satisfactory reply, the directorate issued blacklisted the firm.

Agarwal, who had visited Srinagar in the month of September 2021 was sold machine made carpets by M/s Shahjee& Co, Bishember Nagar, Srinagar.

The tourist had leveled serious allegations of malpractice against M/s Shahjee& Co that he had indulged in misbranding of the machine made Carpets and passed on the same to him as genuine hand knotted Kashmir Carpets.

The Department of Handicrafts and Handloom, Kashmir after issuing the show cause notice found the reply of the dealer unsatisfactory and devoid of any merit.

“Director Handicrafts & Handloom, Kashmir in exercise of the powers vested upon him under section (6) & (7) of Jammu Kashmir Tourist Trade Act has canceled the registration issued in favor of M/s Shahjee& Co, Bishember Nagar Srinagar and has asked the dealer to desist from carrying out the business of the notified handicraft items till further orders.”

The matter was also brought to the notice of the Department of Commercial Taxes Srinagar, the statement said.

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