In the period of crisis, a few activities give a spur-of-the-moment smile. The same outlandish incident took place in India this time to get the Donations during CoronaVirus Lockdown. An Unknown Person Puts India’s ‘Statue of Unity’ on OLX for Coronavirus Donations.
Moreover, Indian police registered an FIR on Sunday against an unidentified person for putting up an ad on OLX, anticipating to sell the ‘Statue of Unity’ to raise money for hospitals and medical equipment. STRANGE EFFORT FOR A NOBLE CAUSE!
The Statue of Unity has a Piece of Historical Evidence and a Major Tourist Attraction in India ever since it was inaugurated in October 2018. It was closed for tourists and the general public on March 17 as a precautionary measure to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
An Unknown Person Puts India’s ‘Statue of Unity’ on OLX for Coronavirus Donations
The world’s largest statue, which is positioned in Kevadia Colony of Gujarat, was put up for sale in an OLX ad by an unknown individual for Rs30,000 crores. Moreover, read of the add was,
“Emergency! Selling Statue of Unity because of urgent money required for the hospitals and healthcare equipment.”
The Statue of Unity Authorities Sprang into Action
Authorities leapt into the matter to take legal action when a local newspaper published a report about the ad, filed a complaint against the unknown individual.
Assistant Commissioner, Nilesh Dunay Statue of Unity stated
“An unknown person, with a malafide intention to defame the government had put up the Statue of Unity for sale on OLX, despite not being authorized to do so.”
Assistant Commissioner Disparaged OLX for Posting add without any Verification
The release criticized harshly OLX for not authenticating the ad and approving the post. Indian police responded to the release and registered an FIR under IPC section 505 (publishes, circulates any rumors), 417 (Punishment for cheating), 469 (forgery) and under relevant sections of the Information and Technology Act.
Indian Police Released a Statement
“We are trying to locate the source of the listing on OLX to determine who was behind the ad and bring him/her to book. “