Bengaluru: A man who was overcharged for a bottle of water will be paid Rs 12000 as compensation. The third additional Bengaluru Urban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered the compensation to a man who complained that he paid extra Rs 21 on a water bottle.
The complainant, Raghavendra KP, a resident of the Cottonpete locality in Bengaluru, claimed that the shop charged Rs 40 for a Kinley mineral water bottle whose MRP was Rs 19. On the basis of which, he filed a complaint against both the vendor as well as the manufacturer Coca-Cola, reported The Times of India.
To substantiate his argument, he also produced an invoice for a water bottle which he had bought the same day for Rs 19, and said that the manufacturer and storekeeper had been working hand-in-glove so as to cheat buyers. The complaint was dismissed by the store as false.
The hearing for the case had been going on for more than a year. The 12,000 compensation awarded to the man including a litigation fee.