Consumer Court Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara today imposed a fine of 3750 rupees each on the 17 bakers who pleaded guilty for selling under weight bread to consumers.
The Flying Squad Division of Measurement Unit Standards Services Department apprehended the bakers in Colombo during a raid conducted on June 29th The Court was informed that they apprehended the suspects for allegedly selling under weight bread. Subsequent to the raid they were ordered to in Court today. However three of the suspects had not adhered to the order and had absconded Court. The officer moved to issue an arrest warrant against the three absconding suspects.