Bengal govt taking steps to recover money from Cox Kings says minister

  • | Tuesday | 3rd December, 2019

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is taking steps to recover money from tours and travel services firm Cox & Kings, which has shut its operations after collecting money from people for travel during Durga Puja, minister Sadhan Pande said on Tuesday. The consumer affairs minister told the Assembly during Question Hour that Bengalis, who love to travel had deposited money with Cox & Kings for vacation abroad, were defrauded as the company closed down and the money was not repaid. The minister said that he had received several complaints from the affected people and those had also been forwarded to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's office. The minister said that each of the affected persons paid Rs 5-6 lakh to the company. To a separate question, Pande said the consumer affairs department is planning to set up consumer courts in all sub-divisions across the state.

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