The Department of Legal Metrology in the district, in its raids during the just concluded half year between April 1 and September 30, registered 584 cases and recovered an amount of Rs. 21.50 lakh towards penalty from various business units.

In an official statement released here on Thursday, the Assistant Controller of the Legal Metrology informed that the amount of penalty recovered in the last half year was more than the double collected during the previous half year. Raids were conducted on 60 petrol pumps, registered 18 cases on them and collected penalty of Rs.5.82 lakh, he said.