Few days ago, Bollywood actor Rahul Bose posted a video on his social media and reveals how a five-star hotel in Chandigarh charged Rs 442 from him for just two bananas.
As soon as the actor posted this video, netizens couldn’t hold themselves back from sharing their own ‘Rahul Bose moments’.
JW Marriott Chandigarh slapped with Rs 25k fine
Here’s the video:
You have to see this to believe it. Who said fruit wasn’t harmful to your existence? Ask the wonderful folks at @JWMarriottChd #goingbananas #howtogetfitandgobroke #potassiumforkings pic.twitter.com/SNJvecHvZB
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) July 22, 2019
Well, now the Excise and Taxation Department of Chandigarh fined the hotel Rs 25,000 for over-charging the actor.
Fine of Rs 25,000 imposed on hotel JW Marriott by Excise and Taxation Department, Chandigarh for violation of section 11 of CGST (illegal collection of tax on an exempted item) in connection with actor Rahul Bose’s tweet over the price of two bananas served to him by the hotel.
— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2019
Revealing about the fine, R K Chaudhry, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, UT Chandigarh, told PTI, “In this matter, a showcase notice was issued to the hotel management. They were called today for the reply. But they could not give a satisfactory reply. So after hearing, they have been imposed with the fine.”
Meanwhile, no official statement has been released by the hotel authorities till now.