Co-op society asked to pay Rs 5 lakh

The Society will have to pay interest at 12 pc if the money is not paid within three months.

Not delivered

Chowhan Enterprizes had complained to the forum that it had sent a parcel to Udupi through Seabird Tourist Centre which contained three Apple i-pods (costing Rs 38,619).
But the parcel never reached the consignee and legal notices to the courier firm did not help.

The courier firm said that the parcel had come to their Mangalore office by mistake and produced it before the court. However the consumer claimed it was not the parcel given by it. But while booking the contents of the parcel were not declared and hence the court could not ask the courier firm to pay up for i-pods.

Instead it ordered them to pay up Rs 2,500 for late delivery.

Refund ordered

Four consumers who were waiting for allotment of sites from Country Club and Amrutha Estates, have been helped by the court which has ordered both the parties to refund Rs 1,15,000 to three of them and Rs 2,50,000 to the fourth one.

The IV Additional Consumer Forum, Bangalore has come to the aid of three consumers who were allegedly cheated by the KPTCECS (formerly known as the Karnataka Vidyuthshakthi Mandali Noukarara Sahakara Sangha Niyamitha).

The first two complainants had paid Rs 65,000 each to this Housing Co-Operative Society for 30’x40’ sites and the third customer had paid Rs 99,500 for a 60’x40’ site.

But all the three ran from pillar to post trying to get their sites and legal notices sent to the Society went in vain. The forum ordered the Society to refund the money with 16 per cent interest pa from the date of the deposit till payment.

Student misled

This forum has ordered the T John Group of Institutions, Bangalore to pay up Rs 10,000 as compensation to a student, Shivang Shaileshkumar Desai, for misleading him by giving him admission to MCA course though he was not qualified. When he went to appear for the examination the Bangalore University did not give him a hall ticket as he lacked the necessary marks.

He had lost a year due to this unfair trade practice, the court ruled.

Defective cellphone

The forum has ordered Meridian Mobile Pvt Ltd to refund Rs 7,505 to Naveen Kumar who bought a cellphone from them which never worked properly. He had purchased it at Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd, One Mobile Big Bazaar.

Hair straightening

A beauty parlour which allegedly failed to straighten the hair of a consumer has been directed to pay a sum of Rs 2,500 as compensation.

P Lata had approached the forum against Sliimon Beauty Parlour alleging deficient
service.

DH News Service

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