Hyd police auction over 600 seized, abandoned vehicles for Rs. 51.74L

The Hyderabad city police chief, C.V Anand, on Tuesday directed the police to clear away abandoned vehicles occupying precious space in police stations, Goshamahal stadium, and several other offices.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Feb 2022 11:06 AM GMT
Hyd police auction over 600 seized, abandoned vehicles for Rs. 51.74L

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad city police chief, C.V Anand, on Tuesday directed the police to clear away abandoned vehicles occupying precious space in police stations, Goshamahal stadium, and several other offices.

The city police auctioned over 601 seized and abandoned vehicles at a public auction conducted at the Goshamahl police grounds. On Tuesday, the Hyderabad police commissioner inaugurated the 13th phase of the auction.

During the auction, Mr. Anand addressed the bidders (mostly from the automobile field) and requested them to bid in a fair manner. He appealed to them to be stay vigilant about illicit drug trafficking and drug use.

About 550 bidders from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh attended the auction. Of the 601 vehicles up for auction, 568 abandoned/unclaimed vehicles (545 two-wheelers, 21 three-wheelers, and two four-wheeler vehicles) were auctioned for Rs. 44.28 lakh. Besides, 33 road-worthy vehicles (32 two-wheelers and a four-wheeler) were auctioned for Rs. 7.46 lakh. The total amount received from the sale comes to Rs. 51.74 lakh. This will be deposited in the government treasury.

Despite notifying the vehicle owners through press releases, many were reluctant to collect their vehicles. The condition of some unclaimed vehicles has deteriorated so much that they can only be sold to scrap dealers.

Under normal circumstances, the city police clear the seized vehicles out of the lot through auctions. But accommodating too many vehicles in the lot is a challenge that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic which has halted regular auctions.

At the next auction, the city police plan to auction 5,000 vehicles.

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