Muscat:The primary court in Barka issued 44 judicial rulings against a steel company for violating Consumer Protection Law.
The court imposed a fine of OMR 30,900 and ordered the company to pay OMR 83,485 in compensation for consumers.
The company cheated consumers by sending SMS notifying them about offers on steel prices, but failed to sell the products at reduced prices as promised.
The consumers then filed a complaint against the company.
The company was convicted of violating Article 20 of the Consumer Protection Law which prohibits commercial firms and suppliers from giving false or misleading information while promoting their products through offers.