5-star hotel slapped with Rs.25k fine for over-charging Rahul Bose for two bananas
Actor-filmmaker Rahul Bose provided the netizens with fodder for memes when he shared his ordeal of paying an exorbitant price of Rs. Rs 442 for just two bananas in a five-star hotel. As soon as the actor shared a sarcastic video of how fruits can be harmful to one’s existence on his Twitter handle, soon on the social media we saw everyone sharing their “Rahul Bose Moment”.
Soon after the incident came to surface, the Excise and Taxation Department of the Union Territory ordered a probe. And now they have slapped hotel JW Marriott Chandigarh, with Rs. 25, 000 fine for over-charging Bose for two bananas.
Sharing about the fine imposed on the five-star hotel, news agency ANI wrote, “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.”
In case you live under a rock and have still not come across this ‘banana episode’ in Rahul’s life, then check out his viral tweet below:
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
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.”
Now the Twitterati is lauding Rahul for his victory. Maybe we will get to see a few more memes on ‘Rahul Bose Moment’ very soon. Until then you guys keep watching this space for more such interesting updates.