Remember how someone from Gujarat had put up the Statue of Unity for sale on OLX, for Rs 30,000 crore?
A case was registered against this unknown person from Gujarat for advertising to ‘sell’ this memorial. He had posted this ad to meet government’s money requirement for hospitals and healthcare equipments.
FIR lodged against unknown person in Gujarat for putting out online advertisement to “sell” Statue of Unity for Rs 30,000 crore to “meet” government’s “requirement for money” for hospitals and medical infrastructure to fight #COVID19: Police— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 5, 2020
After getting to know about this advertisement, a police official said,
The memorial’s authorities came to know of the issue after a newspaper ran an article, and approached police. A cheating and forgery case was registered under IPC, Epidemic Diseases Act and Information Technology Act
A chief administrator of the Statue of Unity added,
Despite him not being authorised to sell government property, this unidentified person posted the advertisement on OLX to defame the government and mislead people.
Twitter had some really funny reactions.
I want to sell Taj Mahal— Virat 10.0 (@Viratweet) April 5, 2020
People's reaction right now** pic.twitter.com/jKEuRNW4iL— Nehr_who (@Nehr_who) April 5, 2020
Not all hero’s wear capes, some give ideas online— Prabha پربھا (@deepsealioness) April 5, 2020
April 5, 2020
https://t.co/YcKJvZr0H4 pic.twitter.com/BGpX9yp6b3— GG (@GirishGohil_) April 6, 2020
Soon after this ad was posted online, it was taken down.