Indian-origin man in UK escapes jail in Porsche theft case

A businessman of Indian-origin had a miraculous escape! 

Umair Bhatti had pleaded guilty to the theft of a sports car in November 2016, was spared jail on Tuesday and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

The said car had been left at Bhatti's airport meet-and-greet firm by its owner, businessman Arslan Khan.

The 30-year-old who was out on bail was handed a six-month prison sentence for the theft but the sentence has been suspended for two years. 

Umair who reportedly ran a vehicle storage firm in the UK took the black Porsche SPO Sports Model 912 from an underground car park near the London Eye tourist attraction of the British capital and sold it to pay off his debts.

The said car was left at Bhatti's airport meet-and-greet firm by its owner, businessman Arslan Khan.

According to the reports published in media, the judge considered the fact that Bhatti was the main breadwinner for his family and has a younger brother who has been recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness.

Considering all the aspects fraud by false representation was dropped but the court admitted the theft charge.

Deepti Kaul
Deepti Kaul – Senior Writer

Deepti Kaul has over a decade’s experience in journalism. She has worked with media giants like Hindustan Times, NDTV, India Today, IndiaTV and as a freelancer. She loves to write on Indians abroad, fashion, lifestyle,food, travel, showbiz, education, parenting while meeting people and experiencing different cultures.


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