IMA founder’s luxury vehicles observed at Bengaluru airport
The IMA rip-off is envisioned at Rs 1,250 crore, going by means of the variety of police complaints filed to this point. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) stated the wide variety of lawsuits had crossed 26,000.
The SIT, headed by means of DIGP B R Ravikanthe Gowda, visited the Commercial Street police station on Thursday, amassed information of the case and interrogated the seven directors of various entities of the IMA Group — Naveed Ahmed, Arshad Khan, Nizamuddin, Nasir Hussain, Anwar Pasha, Waseem, and Dadapeer. The SIT additionally sealed the IMA head workplace on Lady Curzon Road.
“Our fundamental concern proper now could be to song down Mohammed Mansoor Khan, the dealing with director and CEO of the IMA Group. We anticipate more complaints inside the coming days,” Gowda stated. Sources in the SIT said the importance of the rip-off was possible to head beyond Rs 1,250 crore.
Meanwhile, the SIT found a Range Rover and a Jaguar belonging to Mansoor Khan at the Kempegowda International Airport and learned that he had left them on June 8. Police are investigating wherein he has long gone and are checking the listing of passengers who used the airport.
A lookout observe has been issued against Mansoor Khan and police suspect he has fled to any other state or overseas.
The suspects instructed the police that Mansoor Khan met them on June 8 and asked them to gather Rs 20 crore from a businessman. But when they visited the stated address, the businessman became no longer there. They lower back to the IMA office and had been surprised that Mansoor Khan became not there. They then went to his residence and observed it locked. His cellphone turned into switched off. They approached Khan’s buddy Mohammed Khalid Mohammed who then filed a police grievance in opposition to Mansoor Khan.
Scores of extremely luxury overseas made automobiles like BMW, Audi, Mercedez, Rolls Royce and Jaguar being used for commercial use by using the elite taxi visitor services aren’t being allowed to ply at the roads of the countrywide Capital by means of the Transport branch of the Delhi Government as those motors are missing the important transport situation of getting ‘Speed Governors’.
Facing huge losses, the representatives of the Taxi Tourist Associations currently met the Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and submitted a memorandum searching for exemption of velocity governors for such cars ( models) for which the tool is not to be had in the market and to permit them to undergo for the fitness take a look at without the velocity governors.
Following the Supreme Court order, the Central Government has drafted a policy mandating the fitment of ‘Speed Governors’ compulsory for certain category of transport automobiles with most speed eighty kmph and for shipping vehicles like dumpers, tankers, faculty buses, the ones carrying hazardous items with a maximum speed of 60 kmph. The coverage becomes applied from 1st April 2018 and it becomes made compulsory in Delhi from sixteenth February 2019.
“Earlier, such cars had been given an exemption for a length of 3 months in Delhi however it has made obligatory this February due to which 32-33 numbers of taxi model in my services is declaring nevertheless in the storage as speed governors for those vehicles are not to be had inside the market. It is becoming the main loss for all the taxi services who has positioned such luxurious cars into taxi and traveler services. We met the minister and submitted a great deal illustration soliciting for exemption from the fitment of velocity governors but nothing concrete has come out but,” stated Sanjay Samrat, President of Delhi Taxi, Tourist Transporters and Tour Operators Association.
However, as per the resources, the government is actively considering memorandums submitted by means of the institutions and is making plans to exempt the necessary hints for the overseas made luxury vehicles.
As according to the motor car coverage, any commercial automobiles playing at the roads ought to have fitness certificates issued from the STA and if it’ll not that it can’t run into offerings in addition to maybe issued challan of Rs 5000 by using the enforcement group and site visitors police.
Transport officers from STA and Road Transport Office (RTO) also said that many humans and proprietors of such vehicles are coming with the trouble of velocity governors as the device isn’t always to be had for those vehicles due to which high quit motors and SUVs are going through trouble in getting the health certificate. Moreover, overdue health expenses are also being imposed on these automobiles for default.
As consistent with the taxi affiliation, about 10000 such overseas manufactured cars are lying idle in Delhi because of not having mandatory health certificates from the STA.