The subsequent time you decide to acquire a utilised automobile displayed for sale on e-marketplaces, make absolutely sure to cross-look at the paperwork of the automobile and validate the qualifications of the seller, else you could land in hassle.
A 32-calendar year-previous site supervisor from Hadapsar in Pune learnt it the difficult way right after he was duped for Rs. 4.10 lakh by doubtful agents in Mira-Bhayander’s Kashimira.
In his assertion to the law enforcement, the complainant explained that whilst exploring for a 2nd auto on the app of a reputed on the internet market, he came across a Maruti Ertiga car or truck on sale for Rs. 4,30,000.
The complainant contacted the range of the agent talked about in the ad. A assembly was scheduled and the two the functions met in Kashimira. After negotiations, the brokers named Sajid and Mustafa scaled-down the selling price to Rs. 4,10,000. The complainant took shipping of the automobile by transferring Rs. 2,10,000. The stability was to be compensated just after the handover of NOC from the registered proprietor. However, a number of times afterwards the duo asked for payment with a assure of sending the documents.
The complainant cleared the equilibrium but the duo in its place of handing about the NOC went on killing time on one particular pretext or the other. The complainant was stunned to master that the original motor vehicle operator- a resident of Nashik was not only unaware of any these deal but had registered a criticism at Panvel police station of being cheated of his car by a 3rd human being below the guise of providing month to month rentals, final yr.
Whilst the Panvel law enforcement impounded the car for even more method, their Kashimira counterparts registered an offence beneath sections 406 and 420 of the IPC in opposition to the duo. On the other hand, no arrests have been produced so far.
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Released on: Sunday, March 06, 2022, 05:17 PM IST