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Delhi man rents-sells-steals Mahindra XUV500 – all in 7 hours


Mintoo Kumar took a Mahindra XUV500 on rent, sold it to a customer and stole the same vehicle on the same day.

Mintoo Kumar, the son of Shri Dalip Sing, a retired army officer, conducted a rampant business of taking cars on hire and selling the same to unsuspecting customers. He apparently conducted these crimes so as to recover losses he had suffered from his business.

But, as is the case with jugaad’s, Mintoo Kumar has ended up being arrested in Dwarka for once again trying to sell off a hired vehicle.

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Kumar took a Mahindra XUV500 on rent two months ago. He then found an XUV500 of the similar color, noted down the vehicle details and prepared a false RC booklet. He would then sell off the vehicle to an unsuspecting buyer via a e-commerce website.

The accused would track the vehicle’s whereabouts via the GPS system. However, following a complaint lodged with the police, and a lead received about the suspect during investigation lead to the arrest of Kumar even as he was trying to sell off another hired vehicle to an unsuspecting customer.

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Interrogations revealed that the accused was a graduate in Bachelor of Computer Applications. He started a business of car accessories but incurred losses after which he opened a Spa in DT Mall in Gurgaon, Haryana. Having incurred losses here too he was under heavy debt.

To make quick money he turned to crime and as he had good knowledge of cars and a degree in Computer Applications was able to forge documents and get GPRS installed in the vehicle. He would then place an advertisement on OLX to sell the vehicle and make a quick buck.


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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