LPG dealer caught overcharging

LPG dealer caught overcharging

The team conducted a surprise inspection of the spot where the point delivery of cooking gas was made by the sub-stockiest.

The Legal Metrology department (LMD) Monday conducted a surprise inspection in Budgam area and found a sub-stockiest overcharging on the refill cooking gas cylinders.

Sources said the department had earlier received complaints from the area in this regard.

Prompted by the complaints, a special team was constituted of the field executives of LMD under the supervision of Altaf Ahmad, Assistant Controller. 

The team conducted a surprise inspection of the spot where the point delivery of cooking gas was made by the sub-stockiest.

During the checking the officials found the sub-stockiest selling refill gas cylinders at Rs 460 each against the government fixed price of Rs 435 in the Budgam area. 

The team booked the stockiest on the spot and slapped a fine of Rs 5000 on him.