DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
(From the order dated 12.9.06 in Appeal No.103/06 of the State Commission, Karnataka)
Ms.Gurdeep Kaur Bhuhi Respondent
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE M.B. SHAH, PRESIDENT
MRS. RAJYALAKSHMI RAO, MEMBER
For the Petitioner : Mr.Aman Singh, Advocate for
Mr.Deepak K. Tyagi, Advocate
Application for adjournment by the proxy counsel is rejected.
In our view, the order
passed by the State Commission cannot be said to be in any way erroneous. An advertisement was given by The Body Care
in The Times of India that without dieting, weight would be reduced. The complainant who
has paid the amount, after undergoing the treatment, found that the said
advertisement was bogus because after taking the treatment, her weight did not
reduce. Hence, the complainant filed
Complaint No.1040/2005 before the District Forum,
Being aggrieved by the order of the District Forum, the petitioner filed Appeal No.103/2006 before the State Commission, Karnataka. The State Commission, by its order dated 12.9.2006, confirmed the order passed by the District Forum.
We entirely agree with the findings recorded by the fora below. Such tempting advertisements, giving misleading statements with regard to the alleged treatment, are increasing day-by-day and are required to be controlled so that persons may not be lured to pay large amount to such bodies in a hope that they can reduce their weight by undergoing the so-called treatment. The amount awarded by the fora below is also on the lower side.
Considering this aspect, this Revision Petition is dismissed.
( M.B. SHAH)
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