Hyderabad: Legal Metrology Department registered six cases against D-Mart retail store on Thursday. Based on an online complaint, filed on October 25, Sangareddy district legal Metrology officer conducted inspections at the trading premises of D-Mart retail store in Ramachandrapuram under the supervision of Assistant Controller, Legal Metrology Nizamabad.

On October 29, authorities in Sangareddy district registered six cases for violating Legal Metrology rules. According to the Legal Metrology Department, penal action will be initiated against the trader under the Legal Metrology Act.

According to consumer activists, when a trader imports goods from a foreign country, then he should not remove the label attached by that manufacturer. However, D-Mart is importing goods, changing the label and attaching their brand label, as if they are manufacturing the products.

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Srikhande Umesh Kumar, Founder of Know Your Rights and a consumer activist, said, “D-Mart is cheating consumers by removing the label on imported toys. They are also pasting D-Mart label on the imported commodities. It is a violation of section 6 of Legal Metrology rules. No trader should remove the label of the original manufacturer, but D-Mart authorities are removing the details.”

Umesh added that the manufacturer or packer fix the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) as per the law. However, D-Mart outlets are changing MRP rates as per their wish by removing the original MRP on imported items.

He said, “As it is evident that D-Mart is violating Legal Metrology rules, strict action should be taken against them. The concerned officials should immediately raid all D-Mart outlets in Telangana, and impose hefty penalty and bookcases for violating LM rules.”

Anusha Puppala

Anusha Puppala is currently working at NewsMeter. She had earlier worked as a reporter with ANI and The News Minute. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Reporter with the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper, covering education beat. She had briefly associated with the national television channel Tiranga TV as a special correspondent. Anusha has extensively written stories on education, traffic, civic-issues, human-Interesting, off-Beat, consumer issues, health and environment. Hailing from Visakhapatnam, Anusha is a social media buff and a passionate foodie. If not reporting, you will always find her travelling.

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