A dozen vehicles of the conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar will go under the hammer in Bengaluru on November 28. Among these is a Lamborghini Murcielago with a base price of Rs 38 lakh. The vehicles will be auctioned to reclaim outstanding debts owed to multiple institutions. Sukesh is currently in custody in Delhi. This auction is part of the effort to recoup the dues arising from his illicit activities.
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Conman’s Lamborghini Murcielago, Rolls Royce Phantom, and Other Cars to Go Under The Hammer
The Income Tax Department officials captured these vehicles from multiple locations during their investigation into the financial dealings of Sukesh Chandrasekhar. Sukesh defrauded the wives of former Ranbaxy promoters of ₹200 crore by falsely promising to secure bail for the promoters. He stands accused of impersonating a Law Ministry official to carry out this fraudulent scheme. Additionally, he is under investigation by the Enforcement Department for alleged money laundering activities.
In November 2022, the Patiala House Court in Delhi granted bail to actress Jacqueline Fernandez in a money laundering case. The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police previously questioned her in September 2022 regarding gifts she received from Sukesh Chandrashekar. Among the 12 vehicles set to be auctioned are high-end models such as BMW M-5, Range Rover, Jaguar XKR Coupe, Innova Crysta, Nissan Teana, Porsche, Toyota Fortuner, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Toyota Prado, and the cruiser bike Ducati Diavel. The reserve prices for these vehicles vary by a huge margin. The cheapest of these is the Nissan Teana with base price of Rs 2.03 lakh. Meanwhile, the Rolls Royce has a base price of Rs 1.74 crore.
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Total Dues Amount to Rs 308.48 Crore
According to department sources with involvement in the recovery process against Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the upcoming vehicle auction is a strategic step to recuperate the certificate of debt. As of November 10, the total dues amount to ₹308.48 crore for the financial years 2012-2013 to 2018-2019. The high-end vehicles, seized in 2018 from various locations in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They are now in Bengaluru, where they are currently in good condition. Drivers have been hired to bring them to Bengaluru for the online auction scheduled for November 28.
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