news Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:02

Almost 10 months after a Honda City car was stolen from Kulwant Singh, a resident of Noida, he found his sedan up for sale on the e-commerce website OLX.in.

Singh had gone for a walk on August 4, 2015, only to find that his car was missing when he returned.

Following this he lodged a complaint with the police. However, the police failed to make any progress in retrieving the car. Many months later, when Singh was browsing through the OLX website, he found an advertisement for the car on the website.

According to The Times of India, “The black sedan was in the same shape in which it had been stolen, with even its registration plate intact.” The ad was offering the car at a price of Rs 70,000. 

Police arrested the seller, Ahmad, after Singh went to meet him posing as buyer, along with a policeman in civilian clothing.

“Ahmad, during the interrogation said that a man named Zulfikar, a resident of Loni, had sold the car to him last year. He also produced documents of the car, which appeared to be fake,” the Daily Mail quoted a senior police officer as saying. 

The newspaper reported that the Noida police will initiate action against the website under section 79 of the IT Act. 

“We will send a notice to the website and initiate action against them for not authenticating products being sold through their platform,” an officer reportedly said. 

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