Paradise, D-Mart fined Rs 50k each for charging on plastic carry bags
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Hyderabad, Aug. 27 -- The well-known city-based restaurant chain, Paradise, and major retailer D-Mart have been found guilty by the district consumer dispute redressal commission of illegally charging citizens in the city for carry bags. Both businesses were directed to pay Rs. 50,000 as penalty to the consumer welfare fund, apart from compensation to the complainant.
The case was filed by the president of Forum against Corruption, Vijay Gopal, on July 1, 2019. While Paradise was charging Rs 4.76 per bag, DMART was charging its customers Rs 3.5 for the same. The order, a copy of which is with Siasat.com, punishing both establishments for their illegal action was passed on August 11.
The commission asked both businesses to deposit a sum ...
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