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The family didn’t know Rishi had bought a Lamborghini

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 21, 2012
First Published: 00:12 IST(21/2/2012) | Last Updated: 00:13 IST(21/2/2012)

Not having an experience of driving a sports car, which can go up to a speed of 340km/hr at Delhi roads, proved fatal for Anukool Rishi, a real estate scion. The Lamborghini Gallardo Valentine Balboni special edition car originally belonged to PC Jewellers. Rishi had spent R 2.2 crore to buy the car without informing his family members a month ago and had driven it only three to four times.

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“It is difficult to drive sports car on Delhi roads. The car was bought in the name of PC Jewellers in November last year but they didn’t use it at all. In day time, it is difficult to drive sports cars in Delhi and Rishi generally used to take the car out only in the wee hours,” a police officer said. The guards posted at Rishi’s Sainik Farms house said that they had never seen a Lamborghini car at the house.

“He used to go to his Gurgaon office in a BMW. On Saturday night, he left office at 5pm. The family didn’t know that he had bought a Lamborghini,” the guard said. The police have found out that the car was pending for registration on the name of Satish, a resident of Aali village in Badarpur, which suggests that Rishi didn’t want to buy it on his name.

Sources said that PC Jewellers were in the process of transferring it to Rishi, a family friend, after he had shown interest in buying it. Rishi had made a partial payment to them for the car which they had bought for more than R3.5 crore.

The Delhi Police said that Rishi was not trained enough to drive the car. Sources said that Rishi wanted to test drive the car before making full payment.

“For his satisfaction, we allowed him to take the car” a PC Jeweller spokesperson said.

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