The Gujarat Police on Sunday registered a case towards an unknown individual for putting a web based commercial to promote the ‘Statue of Unity’ (world’s tallest statue) located in Kevadiya in Gujarat’s Narmada district.
The commercial was positioned for Rs 30,000 crore on OLX. The advert mentioned, was being offered to satisfy the federal government’s bills for hospitals and medical infrastructure to battle the coronavirus outbreak within the state.
Gujarat: Native admn has filed a Police grievance in Kevadia of Narmada dist after a person posted an advert on OLX, providing ‘Statue of Unity’ on the market at Rs 30,000 Cr. Deputy Commissioner Nilesh Dubey says, “OLX revealed the advert with out verification. We’ve filed a police grievance.” pic.twitter.com/q7bqJGbh9u
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“Some unknown person placed an advertisement on OLX on Saturday stating he needs to sell the Statue of Unity for Rs 30,000 crore to meet the requirement of money to buy hospitals and healthcare equipment,” a Kevadiya police station official mentioned quoting the FIR.
“The memorial’s authorities came to know of the issue after a newspaper ran an article, and approached police. A case of cheating and forgery was registered under IPC, Epidemic Diseases Act and Information Technology Act,” Inspector PT Chaudhary mentioned.
The commercial was taken down from the web site instantly.
An announcement by the Chief Administrator of the Statue of Unity mentioned: “Regardless of him not being authorised to promote authorities property, this unidentified individual posted the commercial on OLX to defame the federal government and mislead individuals.
(With inputs from PTI)