Banana row: Chandigarh hotel fined Rs. 25,000

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The five-star-hotel in Chandigarh that charged actor Rahul Bose Rs. 442 for two bananas has been fined Rs. 25,000 on Saturday.

According to reports, the Chandigarh Excise and Taxation department imposed the penalty the hotel. The hotel was fined for illegally levying 18 per cent tax on the fresh fruit (banana). However, fresh fruits come under tax-free items and the authorities say the hotel violated the rules by charging GST.

It may be mentioned here that Bose had got a taste of unreasonable pricing at the hotel and shared a video on Twitter complaining about the exorbitant bill.

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