Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked
the police to publish advertisements in various states as well
as on television channels in Bihar with regard to a racket
involving fraudulent sale of 110 cars.
The court said that advertisements carrying photos of the
absconding accused should be published in newspapers as well
as on Bihar TV channels as maximum number of cars stolen have
been sent to Bihar.
The accused are suspected to have purchased some 110 cars
with investors` money and sold them in other states after
changing number-plates, police report said.
"Net of the offence is widespread," the division bench of
Justices B H Marlapalle and Anup Mohta commented while seeking
affidavit-in-reply from Pune Police Commissioner within four
One Shantaram Gavde, a veterinary doctor from Ambegaon
taluka of Pune who himself was duped of Rs 3,80,000 had moved
the High Court alleging the police were not pursuing the case.
According to Gavde, representative of a company,
Transcity Travels, approached him sometime in 2009, and
persuaded him to invest money for purchase of a car under a
scheme floated by them.
They told him that the car would be used for rental
business, and he would get return of Rs 12,000 per month.
Plus, at the end of five years, he would get the car back.
But later Gavde found out that company had siphoned off
the money and the car was missing.