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'AK-0047' goes for R7 lakh!

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Hoshiarpur, March 19, 2013
First Published: 23:33 IST(19/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:35 IST(19/3/2013)

Vehicle number "AK-0047", reminiscent of the gun used by extremists in the days of militancy in Punjab, fetched a whopping Rs. 7 lakh during an auction of fancy vehicle numbers of PB07 AK series here on Tuesday.

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The buyer of this number, Kulbir Singh of Kattowal village, has reserved it for a Fortuner he intends to buy. "I will fix the number on my Activa scooter for the time-being," he told reporters, pointing out that he owned two sedans.

There were 15 other bidders vying for the number. The bid started at a reserve price of Rs. 3,000.

Yadwinder Singh of Chandigarh bought the number PB07 AK-0001 for Rs. 2.10 lakh. The number 0007 fetched Rs. 1.50 lakh and 0009 went for Rs. 1 lakh. The transport department earned Rs. 24 lakh from the auction.

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