Bhubaneswar: As many as 45 jewellery shops raided in Odisha. Raids conducted recently on 45 gold and jewelry shops in six cities of Odisha in between November 22 and 25, said a release from the Odisha consumer welfare department.
As per the release the raids were conducted on jewelry shops in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, and Balasore.
During the raid, out of the 45 jewellery shops, 29 shops were found violating the weight and measure standards. The department has collected Rs 3.77 lakh as fine from 27 shops.
The department has collected fines from Kalyani Jewellers, Lalchand Jewellers, Khimji Jewellers, Tanishq of Bhubaneswar, Epari Govindam, Jyotsna Alankar, Anita Jewellers from Cuttack, Keshab Jewellers of Berhampur and New Payal Jewellers of Sambalpur.
The matter had been discussed in the Odisha Assembly a few days back. During the discussion, the State food supplies and consumer welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain had intimated about the recent raids on jewelry shops. However, as it was complained that there were no raids conducted on big jewelry shops, Odisha Assembly Speaker intervened and directed to conduct raids on jewelry shops of Bhubaneswar and Berhampur.