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Noida: Hummer sold several times without transferring ownership, seized

The high-end vehicle is registered in the name of a Punjab-based NRI

noida Updated: Sep 12, 2017 15:05 IST
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The Hummer that was seized by the Noida police after the driver couldn’t produce transfer documents.
The Hummer that was seized by the Noida police after the driver couldn’t produce transfer documents.(HT PHOTO)

Noida Police has seized a Hummer vehicle from Garhi Chaukhandi area, after its driver could not produce necessary documents of the SUV.

According to police, the high-end SUV is originally registered under a Punjab-based NRI Surjeet Verma, but was sold multiple times without transferring original documents in order to evade tax.

Sub-Inspector of Phase – 3 police station, Vinod Tripathi, told Hindustan Times that last Friday, they received a call on UP Police helpline number about an accident in Garhi Chaukhandi village.

“We rushed a police response vehicle (PRV) to the spot to take stock of the situation and found that the information received was wrong. Further inquiry with the caller revealed that two parties were in dispute over issues concerning the sale of yellow-coloured Hummer H2,” Tripathi said.

“When we grilled further, the person, who claims to be the owner of the vehicle, said he was trying to sell the SUV to a former village head of Garhi Chaukhandi,” Tripathi said, adding both parties were at loggerheads over payment.

Later, when the police asked the person to produce documents of the vehicle, he failed to furnish them. He told the police that he had bought the SUV from a Delhi-based businessman, who had transferred the documents in his name.

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“Due to the huge cost involved in transferring ownership of the vehicle, subsequent buyers did not bother to register the vehicle under their names. The SUV was bought and sold at least four times, but it was still registered in the name of a Punjab-based NRI,” said Avnish Dixit, the station house officer of Phase – 3.

The police have seized the vehicle under section 207 of Motor Vehicles Act 1988. So far, no person has come forward with documents claiming ownership of the SUV, Dixit said.