In a strange incident, a Noida-based retired Army officer found his stolen black Honda City on the e-commerce site, OLX, and got the culprit arrested after setting a trap. It was the unchanged number plate ‘DL 4CR 0757’ of the Black Sedan, that caught Kulwant Singh’s eye while he was surfing the site.

Singh had lost the vehicle a few months ago and filed a complaint with the local police. He had almost given up hope of finding his car and started looking for second-hand vehicles .That’s when he took to surfing OLX.

Reportedly, his car was in the same old condition, carrying the same number plate.

According to a report by The Times of India, the army man disguised himself as a prospect buyer and got in touch with the advertiser identified as Ahmad. After striking a deal with him, he scheduled a meeting at Sector 21-25, where the police arrested him. Ahmad, on the other hand, claimed that he bought the car from a man named Zulfikar in Uttar Pradesh’s Loni district and decided to sell it off after using it for some months.

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SP Dinesh Yadav, told TOI, “Ahmad used the car for some months and decided to sell it on OLX. We have identified the main accused as Zulfikar.”