Bar & Bench impact: Consumer court decides 5-year-old case filed by Kerala High Court judge, imposes ₹7.5 lakh fine on Qatar Airways

The consumer forum took up the case for hearing in 2023 after a Bar & Bench report which highlighted the delay in hearing the case which was filed by Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas in 2018 when he was a Senior Advocate.
Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas
Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas

A consumer court in Kerala on Monday imposed a fine of ₹7.5 lakh on Qatar Airways in a 5-year-old complaint filed by a judge of Kerala High Court, Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas against the airline for offloading him and his friends from the aircraft despite having valid tickets [Bechu Kurian Thomas v Qatar Airways & Anr.].

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