Rahul Bose’s tweet lands Marriott in trouble as taxman will probe the case of ‘expensive bananas’
- JW Marriott’s Chandigarh hotel is facing a probe for overcharging
Bollywoodactor Rahul Bosefor two bananas.
- The hotel had charged the actor ₹442.50 for just two bananas, calling it a fruit platter.
- According to the law, fresh fruits can’t be charged GST.
After Bose’s tweet on how he was overcharged for two bananas went viral, it caught the attention of the city’s tax department. Mandip Singh Brar, the Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner of Excise and Taxation, ordered an investigation on the hotel for charging illegal GST on fresh fruits.
“Taking cognisance of the video and bill posted by the actor, I have ordered an investigation. I have directed Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (AETC) Rajeev Chaudhary to conduct a thorough probe on how the hotel had charged GST on fresh fruits. Strict action will be taken if found guilty,” Brar told the Indian Express in an interview.
Actor Rahul Bose recently took to Twitter to show how the hotel charged ₹442.50 for the ‘fruit platter’ which included just two bananas. In the market, a kilogram of bananas would cost you barely ₹60. It means two of them cost less than ₹20.
He wrote, “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”
Since then the Tweet went viral, and the Internet trolled the hotel for its exorbitant prices. Meanwhile, the hotel which had shared a photo with Rahul Bose on Twitter, later took it down after all the trolling.