Spicejet asked to pay ₹60,000 for losing luggage


The apex consumer court has asked SpiceJet airline to pay compensation and penalty of Rs. 60,000 to a Tripura resident for losing his luggage in one of its flights.

Justice J M Malik asked the air carrier to pay the compensation amount to Agartala resident Dr Atanu Ghosh whose one out of five registered ‘check-in’ baggages was lost during his flight and could not be found, reports NDTV.

Both the lower fora had granted compensation of Rs. 50,000 in favour of Dr Ghosh. Thereafter, the airline approached the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against the orders of the fora and claimed that the amount awarded to Dr Ghosh was on the higher side.

However, NCDRC said that “the compensation already granted by the fora below is on the lower side” and dismissed the airline’ petition with additional costs of Rs. 10,000, to be given to Dr Ghosh.


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