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Statue of Unity put for sale in OLX, Case filed

April 06, 2020 | 19:26 IST | Editorial |

A man booked for putting up a post on OLX about selling the Statue of Unity in order to raise fund for the COVID19 workers.

The statue was put up for the price of Rs 30000 crore and now it has been taken down from the website.

“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 said quoting the FIR.

“The memorial’s authorities came to know of the issue after a newspaper ran an article, and approached police. A cheating and forgery case was registered under IPC, Epidemic Diseases Act and Information Technology Act,” Inspector PT Chaudhary said.

“Despite him not being authorised to sell government property, this unidentified person posted the advertisement on OLX to defame the government and mislead people,” stated a release from the chief administrator of the Statue of Unity.