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Gujarat consumer court dismisses case against Anil Ambani

Ahmedabad: A consumer court in Gujarat has set aside a bailable warrant and also disposed of a case against Reliance Capital Chief Anil Ambani for allegedly overcharging a customer for a five-gram gold coin sold by a group firm in 2011.

A bench headed by the Surendranagar District Consumer Disputes' Redressal Forum (DCDRF) President SK Pandya cancelled the bailable warrant yesterday after the counsel representing Ambani signed the bail bond and paid the amount of surety.

Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani. PTI

Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani. PTI

The court also disposed of the case as the company complied with the order.

The same bench had on 1 January issued a bailable warrant against Ambani directing him to appear before it on 20 January or to pay a sum of Rs 2,000.

He was charged under section 11 (jurisdiction of the district forum), section 12 (manner in which complaint shall be made) and section 27 (penalties) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

The consumer court had further directed, "The said person (Anil Ambani) shall bail himself with a surety amount of Rs 2,000."

One Setubha Jadeja, a resident of Sayla town in Surendranagar, had alleged that Reliance Money, a part of
Reliance Capital, charged around Rs 1,000 more than the market price of a gold coin sold on 7 January, 2011.

Jadeja had claimed that market price of five grams of 24 carat gold coin was Rs 10,360, whereas he was charged Rs 11,506 for the same following which he lodged a complaint in the consumer forum, which had directed Reliance Money's Rajkot-based office to reimburse the extra amount on 18 October, 2011.

The warrant was issued against Ambani as his office did not pay the amount to the complainant.


Updated Date: Jan 06, 2015 16:29 PM

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