A butcher at High School Area Kohima has been absconding after cheating a member of Nagaland Voluntary Consumer Organization (NVCO). Rabemo Murry, executive member of NVCO who purchased 25 kgs of pork was given just 9.7 kgs on October 15.
The NVCO in a press release stated that its members visited the butcher place on October 20 but found that the particular butcher had vacated the place since October 15. During the visit, NVCO team led by its president Kezhokhoto Savi, checked all weighing scales in the market. While expressing regret for causing embarrassment to the market salesmen, the organization said it was unavoidable since duping public was a daily affair in the market.
NVCO also said in such a situation, the authority, government, KMC, LM and CP (Wrights and Measures) failed to check and stop the menace faced by consumers. NVCO further mentioned that many butcher shops were found to be running without any trade license, and added that wrong practice of Kohima butchers in weighing cannot be avoided unless their device was changed. NVCO also pointed out that some left over or stale meat were also sold to consumers.
The organization suggested the authority to introduce electronic weighing scale in all markets in Kohima for transparency. In a separate release, Kohima Law College Students’ Union condemned the October 15 incident where a member of NVCO was cheated by a butcher. The union strongly condemned such malpractices and urged the authority to take measures to stop such unfair means practiced by butchers