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Big Bazaar, two medical shops found overbilling people on equipment related to COVID treatment

Big Bazaar and two medical shops in Hyderabad were booked by the Legal Metrology Department on Saturday for overcharging on equipment related to Covid-19.

Published: 16th May 2021 12:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2021 05:22 PM   |  A+A-

The Legal Metrology Department raids a Big Bazaar outlet, which allegedly charged more than the MRP on medical items

The Legal Metrology Department raids a Big Bazaar outlet, which allegedly charged more than the MRP on medical items. (Photo | Express)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Big Bazaar and two medical shops in Hyderabad were booked by the Legal Metrology Department on Saturday for overcharging on equipment related to Covid-19.

Officials from the Legal Metrology department said a task force team had conducted surprise raids from 6.00 am to 10.00 am -- the four-hour window when business establishments are allowed to run -- on Taj Mahal Hotel (Abids), Big Bazaar, Classic Medical Shop, More Medical Store, Swift Deal Surgical Shop, Vasu Medical Shop in Himayat Nagar. The Taj Mahal Hotel, however, denied that any raid took place on its premises.

During the raids, the authorities found violations at Big Bazaar, Swift Deal Surgical Shop and Vasu Medical Shop.

The team comprised District Legal Metrology Officer Sanjay Krishna, District Food Inspector Sudharshan Reddy, Medical Drug Inspector Saritha, and Civil Supplies Department Assistant Commissioner Gampa Srinivas.

Department officials have asked citizens to report vendors who charge more than the MRP on medical items through control room numbers - 04023447770, 80042500333.

Note: We had mentioned Taj Mahal Hotel had been found overbilling people in our original headline. It was a mistake and is sincerely regretted.



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