Raid on 42 jewellery shops in Odisha in two years

November 20th, 2019

Bhubaneswar: Raids were conducted at 42 jewelry shops in the past two years for cheating consumers in weight and measures across Odisha, said Consumer Welfare Minister Rajendra Pratap Swain here on Wednesday.

Replying to a question in the Assembly, the Minister said the consumer welfare department had raided 31 jewelry shops in 2017-18 and 11 in 2018-19.

As many as seven jewelry shops in Cuttack, six in Balasore and four in Khordha were found to have cheated consumers in weight and measure of ornaments, the Minister said.

Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro directed the government to conduct raids at the jewelry shops located in Bhubaneswar and Berhampur cities as well.