In a surprise checking conducted by the rate control staff of Dimapur Municipal Council on Monday at fish market in New Market, nine fish stalls were detected duping customers with improvised container used for weighing fish such as magur, singi etc.
During the inspection, fishmongers were found to be using metal containers fitted with additional metal plates at the bottom of the containers thereby increasing the weight of the tin which adds to the actual weight of the fish.
The actual weight of the tin container should about 250 gms whereas the improvised container weighs more than 500 gms, stated DMC.
Containers were seized by the DMC and fine imposed on defaulters with a strong warning to cancel their trade license in the next offence.
This act of cheating the public was detected soon after the revision of rates of fish under the jurisdiction of DMC. Checking was conducted basing on complain received from public.
Advisors in-charge of DMC Market Rate Control Er. Vikholie Nienu and P. Heno termed the act as daylight robbery and appealed the public to be vigilant and to insist on using proper container and also to report such anomalies of the traders to DMC office.