Bailable warrants towards Lifestyle MD

by Marie Rodriguez

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum these days issued bailable warrants towards the manager of a Lifestyle store at Elante Mall and the Managing Director, Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd, over non-compliance of its orders.

The discussion board has issued the warrants for May 23 for failing to provide loose convey luggage to customers and not paying the provided compensation and costs of Rs three,000 to complainants Pankaj Chandgothia and his spouse Sangeeta Chandgothia.

Lifestyle has also no longer deposited Rs 10,000 within the Consumer Legal Aid account of the Secretary, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh, as directed via the discussion board.


Earlier, on a criticism filed on September 4, 2018, by Pankaj and Sangeeta alleging unfair change exercise or sale of bring luggage by means of the Lifestyle keep, the discussion board had, on January three, 2019, directed Lifestyle to offer loose carry bags to all clients forthwith who buy articles from its save, to refund to the complainants the amount of Rs five wrongly charged for the paper bring bag, to pay Rs 1,500 to the complainants towards reimbursement for harassment and intellectual discomfort, to pay Rs 1,500 as litigation expenses and to deposit Rs 10,000 inside the Consumer Legal Aid account maintained with the State Bank of India in the name of Secretary, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

The discussion board had directed the other party to comply with its orders within a month from the date of receipt of its licensed replica.
Chandgothia contended before the discussion board that the state commission had additionally upheld the orders of the forum and dismissed the enchantment of Lifestyle vide orders dated March 18, 2019. Although one-month time changed into given to the business enterprise to enforce the orders, regardless of the passage of over two and a half of months, Lifestyle had no longer carried out the orders. Lifestyle was persevering with to price for bring baggage from clients throughout India and become making crores of illegal cash by means of violating the orders of the forum, he introduced. Hence, they were vulnerable to be punished beneath Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act. Forum president Rattan Singh Thakur, in his potential as a Judicial Magistrate, issued bailable warrants towards Hitesh Sharma, store manager, Lifestyle Store, Elante Mall, Chandigarh, and Vasanth Kumar, MD of Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, for May 23, said Chandgothia.

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