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Namakkal consumer court fines man for filing case for publicity

namakkal: The district consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) on Tuesday imposed a fine of 10,000 on a man for filing a case for publicity and wasting its time.

Commission president V Ramaraj directed the man to pay the fine within four months and dismissed the case.

The district consumer disputes redressal commission officials said G Kesava Rao, 58, of Gurunathar Street in Tirupur district filed a case in the Coimbatore district consumer disputes redressal commission in 2018. The case was transferred to the Namakkal in July 2022 for speedy disposal.

In his complaint, Kesava Rao stated that he met Tirugnananandha Swami, 57, who is the founder of an ashram named Gnanalaya Valluvar Kottam in Coimbatore, in 2006. He claimed that he had given 3.35 lakh to the ashram founder, ashram Tirupur branch head Kandasamy, 69, and secretary Ravichandran, 65, to buy land for the ashram in Vadalur in Cuddalore district. He also claimed he had given 1.02 lakh to the trio to teach him ‘kaya siddhi’ – a yogic practice.

He alleged that the trio had not purchased land in Vadalur. Similarly, they didn’t teach him the yogic practice as promised. He added that they started threatening him when he approached them to get the money back.

In their reply, the ashram authorities stated that Rao had not given them and the ashram any money. Rao did not produce any receipts or documents to the commission during the trial.

After hearing both sides, the commission president dismissed the case and imposed a fine of 10,000 on Rao.

Aug 9, 2023

Source : Times Of India