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JORHAT: The Jorhat administration on Saturday cracked down on traders for violating the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, by selling fireworks that did not have the maximum retail price printed on the packets.
An official of the administration said, "Six cases were registered against traders selling fireworks which did not have the MRP printed on the packets. The crackers had been brought from Tamil Nadu and West Bengal." "There is a demand from different quarters to also ban Chinese products in the state. So, we also launched a drive to prevent the sale of China-made products in the run-up to Diwali," he added.
As part of the drive against imported products, the district administration booked five traders for selling Chinese-made electronic products in the town. The traders were charged with violating provisions of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, and the Legal Metrology Package Commodity Rules, 2011, and will be tried by the chief judicial magistrate, Jorhat.
Nripen Goswami, assistant controller of Legal Metrology (Jorhat), led the drive in association with inspector Pranjal Pratim Gogoi and Indrajit Bayan.
"We have registered cases against five traders plying their wares in Gar Ali, AT Road, Old Balibat and New Balibat areas. We seized China-made electronic products from them," Goswami said.