Jet Airways Compensate For Rs 65,000 For Serving Non-Veg Food To Brahmin Passenger

A passenger of Jet Airways was served non-vegetarian food though he had ordered for a vegetarian meal. His name is Banuprasad Jani from Rajkot and Jani had now sued the Jet Airways for making him eat the non-vegetarian food who is a pure janeu-dhari Brahmin. The man also proclaimed that he has never tasted an egg in his whole life. The consumer court has now fined the Jet Airways to compensate with Rs. 65,000.

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Accepting Jani’s issue or request that serving non-vegetarian food to him was ‘unfair trade practice’, the Rajkot District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum last week ordered the airlines to pay him compensation. In the compensation, Mental agony, and legal expenditure have also been included.

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This incident happened when the passenger Jani was travelling from Chennai to Mumbai on his way home to Rajkot on August 20, 2016. He ordered the Asian vegetarian meal but was given the non-vegetarian food. He said that he ate some of it and fell sick, and vomited. He also took some photographs and videos of the food item and the events that happened post the incident on the flight.

Banuprasad Jani sued the airline for Rs 7.25 lakh compensation. He told Times Of India, "Since I have never eaten non-vegetarian food, I cannot say whether they had served me chicken or mutton."

The Jet Airlines said that first Jani had ordered Asian vegetarian meal, but later he changed the order. The airline said the food packet delivered to him had the ‘non-veg’ label. It also said that the photographs taken by Jani showed that he had not eaten anything from the packet.

Jani’s advocate insisted the judge on compensation for the troubles caused to the passenger. He said Jani even had a quarrel with his wife after the incident later in the day. The court rejected the airline’s defence and ordered them to pay Rs 50,000 for unfair trade practice, Rs 10,000 for mental irritation, and Rs 5,000 for legal expenditure, as per the IndiaTimes.com.

by Soniya Kaur | Sat, Sep 15 - 01:59 PM

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