Agartala: A consumer court in Tripura has ordered Cadbury India Limited to pay a compensation of Rs 30,000 to a complainant who found an iron pin inside a chocolate bar produced by the company, an official said in Agartala on Wednesday.

"A man purchased a Cadbury chocolate on December 16, 2011, for his three-year old daughter and found an iron pin inside the bar when the girl tried to eat it. Subsequently, he filed a complaint before a consumer forum," a food department official said.

After conducting a hearing, the west Tripura district consumer disputes redressal forum last week ordered Cadbury India Limited to pay a compensation of Rs 30,000 to the complainant within a month.

The forum, in its judgment said the chocolate was hazardous and also asked the company to pay Rs 1,000 to the complainant towards the cost of litigation.

(Agencies)

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