Indian Businessman Paid 60 Crore For License Plate; Parks In Disabled Spot

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The Indian businessman who paid a whopping Rs 60 crore for the license plate for his Rolls Royce has made news again for the wrong reasons this time.

Balwinder Sahni who bought the "D5" number plate for 33 million Dirhams for his Rolls Royce has allegedly parked his car in the disabled parking spot.

After a video was circulated in the social media which reveals Mr Sahni's D5 license plated Rolls Royce parked in a white rectangle parking spot meant for the disabled.

The Dubai police have slapped a fine of 1,000 Dirhams that's approximately Rs 18,000 and the police issued four black points to the driver.

On the other hand, Mr. Sahni has vehemently denied the accusations and said he had not parked the car in the disabled parking spot.

He said that the car was parked far away and he was at a meeting and had many bags to carry heavy catalogues so the driver had to pull up for 30 seconds so that they could load the car.

The businessman shared a picture with Khaleej Times with the date marks of October 22, 2016, with the time as 14.41pm showing the security manager of the building posing with the Rolls Royce.

He said the picture reveals that his car was parked at the right area and he respects the law and wants people to know the truth.

Also, he said that it was just an unfortunate timing that for a brief moment the video was shot and has been misconstrued to the public.

Mr. Sahni said that his number plate has been attracting a lot of curiosity and has,in fact, filed a case with the police against the person who uploaded the video.

The number plate has been attracting and he said many of them are using in a negative way.

Lt Khamis Mattar Al Mazina, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police said and confirmed that the police did fine Mr. Sahni's driver.

This was done so after the police watched the video and added that no one was above the law when it comes such violation.

Mr. Sahni came into the limelight after he purchased a license number plate D5 for 33 million Dirhams (Rs 60 crore) at an auction.

He claims he buys number plates with unique numbering as its his hobby and this is not the first time that he bought a VIP number plate.

In 2015, he bought the ‘O9' license number plate for 25 million Dirhams (Rs 45 crore approximately).

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:03 [IST]
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