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Allahabad High Court Refuses to Quash FIR Filed Against Skoda Auto Volkswagen [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Oct 2020 11:01pm

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A Bench comprising of Justice B. Amit Sthlekar and Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav of the Allahabad High Court refused to quash FIR filed against Skoda Auto Volkswagen alleging that that the automobile giant has installed cheat devices in the vehicles to show lower emission. The HC said that it is a matter of investigation that whether or not there has been any violation of the BS-IV norms by the company. 

The matter was that the petitioner had purchased seven Audi cars worth crores of rupees from their authorised dealer and he was assured that emission norms in India were not as strict as in other countries and India being a growing market for Audi Brand vehicles, the company has not installed any cheat device in its vehicles meant to be sold in India.

However, reliance was placed on an order of the National Green Tribunal dated March 7th, 2019, imposing damage and compensation worth 500 crore, when it came to be known that a certain cheat device had been installed by the company during laboratory tests to show lower emission norms and, therefore, the contention of the complainant is that he felt cheated and hence, the FIR. The complaint was lodged under Section 34, 471, 486, 420, 419, 406 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 i.e. criminal act done in furtherance of common intention, forgery, knowingly selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark, cheating.      … Continue Reading...

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