Railways liable to compensate passenger for stolen luggage: SC

The Bench asks why Railways filed an appeal in a case involving a small amount

Railways liable to compensate passenger for stolen luggage: SC

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 12 

Indian Railways are liable to compensate passengers for stolen luggage, the Supreme Court has said.

Dismissing Indian Railways’ appeal against a National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission order directing them to compensate a passenger for theft of goods,  a Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud upheld a compensation of Rs 1.33 lakh awarded to a passenger whose luggage was stolen during her Delhi-Secunderabad journey.

The Bench wondered why the Railways chose to file an appeal in a case involving a small amount.

She alleged that the Railway Protection Force did not stop entry of unauthorised persons in coaches and those without tickets.

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