Family Bar & Restaurant in Sirsi charges extra for whiskey and is pulled up by consumer court



It is necessary to admire Om Hegde Urthota of Bangalore who has again complained to the consumer court about yet another bar cheating consumers by selling whiskey at a higher price.


This alert consumer had earlier complained against the Pavan Bar & Restaurant in Sirsi for selling their whiskey at a price higher than the Maximum Retail Price. Now he went to the Family Bar & Restaurant in Sirsi in Uttar Kannada District and bought 180 ml of B.P. whiskey and one litre of mineral water. He was charged Rs. 135 by the bar as against its MRP price of just Rs. 74!


He was charged Rs. 42 extra! The Karnataka Excise (Excise duties & Fees) Rules forbids this. He complained to the consumer forum which ordered this bar to repay the extra Rs. 42 collected from him along with Rs. 1000 towards costs and another Rs. 1000 as compensation!


Daksha Hathi



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