SANGRUR: Finding the LPG agency representative not complying with the orders of state and district consumer forum, the Sangrur forum has sentenced the representative to imprisonment for 6 months and fine of Rs 10,000. Immediately after the sentence was ordered, the agency complied with forum orders and got bail. The forum has sentenced Pargat Singh, an authorized agent of Moonak based Indane Gas service Moonak.The Forum president S D Sharma, members Harvinder Lal Sharma and Nisha Sarad observed in its ten page detailed order that the Moonak Indane Gas Service failed to comply with the orders of state Commission of July 5, 2012 and the District Forum dated October 17, 2011. The Forum further observed that there was willful and intentional disobedience of the orders.
The complainant Krishan Dev of Moonak contended before the forum that the Indane Gas srvice was delaying the release of connection to him on one pretext or the other despite acceptance of complaint by district forum and the orders of the State Commission to release him a new connection. The complaint was always ready to deposit the old cylinder and the regulator.The complainant on September 10, 2012 brought the cylinder and regulator before the district forum to ensure him the replacement of new ones. But gas agency’ authorised agent only accepted the regulator and refused the cylinder alleging it to be stolen one, without citing any proof.Interestingly immediate after pronouncing of conviction the complainant’s counsel SS Dhindsa was intimated on his cell phone that complainace has been done and the cylinder, regulator, other accessories have been rushed to the house of complainant.