A customer in Hyderabad’s old city area who had ordered a dish on food delivery platform Swiggy, refused to accept the same on grounds that the delivery boy was a Muslim, police said.
The incident happened on Monday night, but came to light on Wednesday evening when delivery boy Mudassir Omar (32) lodged a complaint with Shalibanda police station. The police said they were examining the complaint and were yet to register a case. Swiggy has not yet reacted.
Ajay Kumar, the customer from Aliabad, ordered a snack item, Chicken-65, from Grand Bawarchi restaurant at Falaknuma, through Swiggy and made online payment. While ordering, Ajay mentioned that his preferences were: “Very less spicy. And, please select Hindu delivery person. All ratings will be based on this”.
However, he was upset when Mudassir called him to find out the exact address to deliver the snack item. “He asked my name and when I revealed my identity, he was angry. He shouted at me for not honouring his preferences. He said he was rejecting the delivery, because I was a Muslim,” Mudassir said.
Later, Ajay called up the customer care centre of Swiggy and picked up the argument with the executive. In the telephonic conversation, which was recorded by the customer care centre, Ajay is heard saying that he preferred delivery of the food item only by a Hindu delivery boy and would never accept it from a Muslim. He wanted that the delivery be cancelled and his money refunded.
When the customer care executive told him that he would incur the cancellation charges of Rs 95 and that the remaining amount would be credited to his account within five to seven working days, Ajay said he didn’t mind losing money, but would not accept the food delivered by a Muslim.
Mudassir, who claimed that he was a post-graduate student in science, said Swiggy would not go by the religion of the delivery boys while assigning the orders. “It was automatically assigned to me by the system which follows the GPS. Since I stay nearby, the order was assigned to me,” he said.
On Tuesday, Mudassir brought it to the notice of Amzadullah Khan president of a political party Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT). “How can the food be rejected based on religion? Ironically, Grand Bawarchi restaurant belongs to a Muslim. Perhaps, the customer was not aware of it,” Khan said.
He said he had advised Swiggy to lodge a complaint with the police for creating differences between Hindus and Muslims in Telangana.
In a similar incident in July, a man named Amit Shukla in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh tagged Zomato in a tweet saying he had cancelled his order as “they allocated a non Hindu rider” for his delivery.
Zomatos’ CEO Deepinder Goyal promptly defended his delivery boy and won the internet with a tweet that his company wasn’t sorry to lose any business that comes in the way of its values.
Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest
The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.
Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.
Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.
After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.
Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!
After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.
Delhi’s temperature condition
According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.
In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy
After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.
In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.
“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.
He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.
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