Margao store raided, goods worth Rs 4.5L seized


The legal metrology department (LMD) conducted an inspection of a hardware store on the Margao railway station road, Malbhat, and seized products worth 4.5 lakh on Friday.
LMD inspector Aruan Panchwakdar and assistant controller Prasad Shirodkar carried out the raid after a customer complained that having purchased tile cutting blade equipment from the hardware store on Thursday for 250 he was charged 450 when he went to buy the same item from the same store on Friday. Following the raid, LMD officials stated that they found that the items did not have the mandatory maximum retail price or the manufacturer's name on the items seized and that they were found selling items at a much higher rate then the original rate. [TOI]