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Section 26, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Dismissal Of Frivolous/Vexatious Complaints

Section 26 (Dismissal of frivolous or vexatious complaints) under Chapter III (Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

Where a complaint instituted before the District Forum, the State Commission or, as the case may be, the National Commission is found to be frivolous or vexatious, it shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, dismiss the complaint and make an order that the complainant shall pay to the opposite party such cost, not exceeding ten thousand rupees, as may be specified in the order.

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 26 was substituted by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 1993 (Act No. 50 of 1993), sec. 20, (w.e.f. 18-Jun-1993).

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