The seized items didn’t conform to the standards governing packaged commodities under the Legal Metrology Act
The department’s assistant controller (south zone), Arun Panchwadkar, told TOI that the raiding team first apprehended a vehicle used to sell domestic appliances and household goods. Salesmen engaged in selling those items door-to-door at Comba, Margao, offering discounts and scratch cards to customers, were questioned. “The salesmen subsequently led us to the godown at Fatorda where these items were stored. The items didn’t conform to the standards governing packaged commodities under the Legal Metrology Act.
“Besides not containing details like the names of manufacturers, MRP, etc. there is every possibility of the goods being substandard. We need to verify the information provided by those manning the godown. We have booked the case under provisions contained in the Legal Metrology Act,” Panchwadkar said. The vehicle used for selling the goods was also seized.