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Unable to pay EMI, salesman stages ‘vehicle theft’

india Updated: Jun 16, 2011 01:05 IST
Vimal Chander Joshi
Vimal Chander Joshi
Hindustan Times
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A Delhi-based salesman has been booked for lodging false complaint with the city police about theft of his car to evade paying the vehicle’s cost through easy monthly installments.

According to police, Arun Kumar bought a WagonR in February but when he found it difficult to pay the installments, he plotted to sell it without having to pay the balance amount.

To execute his plan, the accused took the help of his friend Vikram. On May 26, before filing a theft complaint, Kumar handed over the duplicate key to Vikram. Then Kumar took another friend with him and parked his car at Vyapar Kendra from where Vikram drove the vehicle away in their absence.

Even his friend, who was a witness, was made to believe that the car was “stolen”, the police said. The station house officer (SHO) Amarjeet Kataria said he became suspicious as Kumar failed to produce the car keys even after a week.

During investigations, the police also approached Maruti Udyog Limited and learned that the possibility of theft was very limited as the car can only be opened with special micro chip fitted key. The investigations also revealed that some repair work was done in the car at a Maruti service station in Etawah, UP, Kataria said.