In a somewhat bizarre incident, a Harley Davidson XR1200 Sportster motorcycle has been stolen on the pretext of a test ride. Ajay Singh, a resident of Gurgaon, had posted an advertisement to sell his motorcycle on an online platform. On Monday, a man who identified himself as Rahul Nagar contacted Ajay through the online app and expressed his desire to check out the motorcycle.
Ajay and Rahul met at Cyber Hub, where the latter inspected the Harley Davidson XR1200 Sportster. Ajay says that Rahul didn’t come across as a criminal or someone with harmful intentions. The potential buyer had introduced himself as a marble businessman from Agra. Ajay adds that Rahul spoke in fluent English and seemed to have an extensive knowledge of motorcycles. A few hours later, he received a Whatsapp message from Rahul, asking him to meet at the Capital Harley-Davidson showroom. Rahul checked the service history of the motorcycle and said that he was willing to buy the motorcycle for Rs 7 lakh.
Happy that he had finally found a buyer for his Harley Davidson XR1200 Sportster, Ajay handed over the motorcycle to Rahul for a short test ride. The seller waited for several minutes for Rahul to return. Finally, Ajay called his mobile number. Initially, the phone went unanswered and was switched off within the next few minutes. This is when Singh realized that his bike has been stolen. He collected the CCTV footage from the showroom and approached the police.
We met at Capital Harley showroom at around 5.52 p.m. on the same day and he inquired with the staff over there about the history of bike. After getting fully satisfied, we came out and closed the deal at 7 lakhs, he gave me 7 thousand as advance and asked for a test ride of the bike, and ran away with the bike.
An FIR has been registered against Rahul Nagar. Sudeep Kumar, SHO, Sadar police station, said,
Visuals of the accused were captured on CCTV cameras inside and outside the showroom. We are scanning the footage to identify him.
Source – Aajtak