Lawyer wins 22-year legal battle over Rs 20 against Indian Railways

Moradabad, 12/8: A lawyer who won a 22-year court battle for compensation from Indian Railways after being overcharged Rs 20 said Friday that his quest for justice was worth the effort.


Tungnath Chaturvedi bought two tickets from his hometown Mathura to Moradabad in 1999 and was charged Rs 90 instead of 70, the price of the fare. He was given a receipt, but officials at the state rail monopoly repeatedly refused him a refund.


The two cities are less than 300 kilometres (185 miles) apart, but his journey to justice needed 120 hearings at the Mathura consumer court before five different judges over more than two decades before he was awarded compensation this month.

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