Bangalore RTO seized several high-end cars on Sunday from the upmarket UB City. Out of seven seized vehicles, owners of two vehicles have submitted the proof of ownership. However, there are still five owners who are yet to submit official documents of the high-end vehicles.
The RTO officials seized seven high-end luxury cars including the brands like Audi, Porsche, Jaguar, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Land Rover and a Rolls Royce. The Rolls Royce Phantom that the department seized was the same car used by Amitabh Bachchan previously.
While Amitabh Bachchan sold the vehicle to a new owner based in Mysore, the car was seized by Bangalore RTO because the owner failed to furnish documents of the vehicle.
Transport Commissioner N Shiva Kumar said that the person who was driving the Rolls Royce Phantom did show documents but they turned out to be fake. The person named Salman Khan did not have original documents to show to the officials.
He said to BangaloreMirror,
“The owner of Rolls Royce has claimed that he bought the car from Amithab Bhacchan, a prominent Bollywood star but he did not give us the valid documents yet. He did come up with documents but they were not original,”
We are not sure about the documents that the person presented to the transport department officials. However, he is yet to visit the RTO to show proof of ownership of the Rolls Royce Phantom.
Amitabh Bachchan sold Rolls Royce in 2019
The luxury sedan was sold to Umrah Developers, Bangalore, which already owns a range of exotic vehicles in Mysore. The Rolls Royce Phantom owned by Mr Bachchan has already arrived in the new residence.
He received it as a gift from the movie director Vidhu Vinod Chopra after the success of the movie Eklavya. Amitabh got the vehicle in 2007 after his stellar performance in the movie. In those days, the base price of the Rolls Royce Phantom was Rs. 3.5 crores.
Cars seized in a special drive
RTO officials did a special drive to catch these luxury vehicles from UB City on Sunday. The vehicles were seized from different locations for failing to show legal ownership documents of the vehicles.
Different vehicles were seized due to different reasons. According to Bengaluru RTO, they seized the vehicles after verifying the details on the Parivahan Sewa website. However, since they could not find any relevant and valid documents online, they seized the vehicles from various locations in UB City, which is an upmarket commercial establishment.
The cops will release the vehicles if the owners produce valid documents to the authorities. However, if the cops feel that the documents are not satisfactory and are not up to the mark, they will take the necessary permissions to auction off these vehicles in the market.