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Massive drive by Legal Metrology, seized goods worth Rs 1.73 crore

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Vasco/Mapusa: Nitin Pandurang Purushan Inspector Legal Metrology Vasco Goa along with Shri Demu Mapari Inspector Legal Metrology Margao Goa carried out net content of liquor bottles being blended and bottled at Sancoale Industrial Estate, Zuarinagar Goa and seized 4200 packages of  rum bottles of 750 ml worth of Rs. 21.5 lakh rupees for filing 20 ml short in statistical average.

Another packaged commodity case booked at Meta Strip Complex, Upasnagar, Mormugoa and seized 37 packages of sealing ring retainer and radial shaft sealing ring of reputed  truck company worth of Rs. 22 thousand for not bearing month and year of manufacturer or pre-packing date and also country of origin which is in violation of section 18(1) of Legal Metrology Act 2009 read with Rule 4, 6 and 18(1) of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodity ) Rules 2011.

Another three enforcement cases were booked at Upasnagar and Zuarinagar for using unverified weighing instruments and for not exhibiting verification certificate in trading premises  which is in violation of Legal Metrology Act and Rules in force.

Another net content case was booked by Shri Gulam Gulburg Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Mapusa along with Shri Nitin Pandurang Purushan Inspector Legal Metrology Vasco Goa at liquor bottling plant at Tivim Industrial Estate Tivim Goa and seized 42000 packages of brandy worth of Rs. 1.51 crores for filing 4.5 ml short in statistical average which is in violation of Legal Metrology Act and Rules in force.

The said raid was carried out under the supervision of Shri Arun Panchwadkar Assistant Controller Packaged Commodity and under the guidance of Shri Prasad Shirodkar Controller Legal Metrology Porvorim Goa and assisted by Shri Sudhir Gaonkar,  Shri Pascal Vaz and Shri Gurunath Naik.

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