Shimla: Police have registered a cheating case for overcharging of parking fee from tourists on a complaint filed by Ashwani Gupta, a resident of Avtar Enclave Paschim Vihar, New Delhi.
Gupta in his complaint alleged that on 23 January, he went to the MC Parking to park his car but the attendant there asked him to pay Rs 150 for 24 hours whereas a board displayed at the parking showed that the applicable rate was Rs 60 for 24 hours of parking.
Not deciding to park there, Gupta then proceeded to the High Court parking, where too the attended demanded Rs 150 instead of the applicable rate of Rs 60 for an 24 hour parking.
Not giving into the demand of the parking attendants, Gupta ultimately ended up parking his vehicle with HPTDC Parking and paid Rs 200 for two nights.
Feeling cheated, later he filed a complaint about innocent tourists being cheated by the parking staff at Shimla parkings.
We have registered a case under section 420 IPC and have begun investigations, Sonal Agnihotri SP Shimla said.