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Chandigarh: Jeweller doesn’t deliver on wedding date, fined Rs 1 lakh

The jeweller has been asked to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation for the mental agony, harassment and cost of litigation incurred by the bride’s father.

punjab Updated: Jun 26, 2017 09:20 IST
Shailee Dogra
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The district consumer dispute redressal forum has asked a jeweller to refund Rs 1 lakh to an SAS Nagar resident, Jarnail Singh, for failing to deliver ornaments ordered for a marriage in 2013.

Jarnail, the bride’s father, had to take loan from his relatives and purchase ready-made ornaments instead.

In its order dated June 1, has asked the jeweller to pay Rs 1 lakh along with an interest of 9% from November 17, 2013, the date when the ornaments were to be handed over to the complainant till actual payment.

Furthermore, the jeweller has been asked to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation for the mental agony, harassment and cost of litigation incurred by the bride’s father.

The copy of the order has been made available now. On October 23, 2013, Jarnail Singh, a resident of SAS Nagar’s Chaumajra village, had booked 100 gram of gold with Karan Jewellers.

Singh also paid Rs 1 lakh for making ornaments for his daughter’s wedding that was scheduled on November 17, 2013.

The jeweller had reportedly assured Singh that the ornaments would be delivered well before the marriage.

Meanwhile, refuting the allegations, Karan Jewellers said they are goldsmiths and not gold dealers.

They said, therefore, the complaint is not maintainable.

The jeweller claimed Singh did not specify the ornaments that were to be prepared. He added that Singh did not inform them about the wedding date.

Unconvinced , the consumer forum held that “non-delivery of gold ornaments on the occasion of the marriage of the complainant’s daughter is an act of deficiency in service on the jeweller’s part”.