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View Poll Results: Would do/would you do if your car fell prey?
Get new parts from an authorized source,everytime. 212 37.06%
Hit the grey market/chor bazaar, everytime. 63 11.01%
Use an authorized source the first time, got fed up the second time and gave in to an unoffical source. 172 30.07%
I dont care, just let the parts remain off. 125 21.85%
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Old 5th March 2011, 23:15   #451
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I am not sure how many of us are reporting the matter to the police and filing FIR's. A case under Section 427 of the IPC can be filed at the concerned police station.
The section 427 reads:-
427. Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees. 427. Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees.-- Whoever commits mischief and thereby causes loss or damage to the amount of fifty rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

If there is a media pressure (newsreports and pictures) along with several filed FIR's,the police will have to act. There will be eventually a crackdown on the stolen logo sellers who can be interrogated and detained .
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My car looks so beautiful now with its TBHP stickers and all but am really scared to stick on the replacement logos as long as this menace continues. Request all TBHPians to *please* not patronize the chor bazaars and do one of the following:
- Procure replacement from offical source;
- Don't replace the logo and learn to live with it.
Maybe just maybe if the monetary incentive goes away they will stop indulging in this senseless and remarkably inconsiderate behaviour.
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Logo stealing IMHO has reached epidemic proportions in Pune and almost all cars in my society where I stay have lost their logos. Even Maruti and Hyundais have not been spared.
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Maybe just maybe if the monetary incentive goes away they will stop indulging in this senseless and remarkably inconsiderate behaviour.
I think the monetary gains are a motivation for only a small % of thefts. Its school kids who steal them mostly for bragging rights.
Like all teenage fads, I hope this one passes away rather quickly too.
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I want confess one thing. when i was in 8th std. i stole a Tata logo from Indica. just to stick on my bicycle. 11 years ago.
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I want confess one thing. when i was in 8th std. i stole a Tata logo from Indica. just to stick on my bicycle. 11 years ago.
That smiley indicates that the memory of this makes you happy. If so please go brag elsewhere- you will not have very many supporters on this thread.

But since you *are* here, can you please give an insight into the mind of the person who indulges in such behaviour? Is it that these are kids that don't get enough attention at home? Or perhaps they think kya pharak padta hai- the guy has enough money to buy a big car, he can afford a couple of logos? Is there an element of schadenfreude to it: I'm not allowed to do my own thing most times so let me get my revenge on the adult world this way?

What exactly? I'm totally puzzled
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^+1 to that, 11 years ago, the Tata Indica was equivalent to a VW polo or a Skoda fabia today to the owner and he must have adored it. Very bad of you tushky
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But since you *are* here, can you please give an insight into the mind of the person who indulges in such behaviour? Is it that these are kids that don't get enough attention at home? Or perhaps they think kya pharak padta hai- the guy has enough money to buy a big car, he can afford a couple of logos? Is there an element of schadenfreude to it: I'm not allowed to do my own thing most times so let me get my revenge on the adult world this way?

What exactly? I'm totally puzzled
You totally got it, friend. Initially I used to think of the social divide. But I was wrong.

As teenagers we did a few silly things, to act cool, please the gang or a girlfriend or poke at parents. However such acts auto correct since the value system takes over at some point. When the acts become a habit, then somewhere somethings are wrong.
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That smiley indicates that the memory of this makes you happy. If so please go brag elsewhere- you will not have very many supporters on this thread.

But since you *are* here, can you please give an insight into the mind of the person who indulges in such behaviour? Is it that these are kids that don't get enough attention at home? Or perhaps they think kya pharak padta hai- the guy has enough money to buy a big car, he can afford a couple of logos? Is there an element of schadenfreude to it: I'm not allowed to do my own thing most times so let me get my revenge on the adult world this way?

What exactly? I'm totally puzzled
i am very sorry about my mistake.i am a big fan of Tata. 11 years ago Indica was a new car and even tata logo was new. i always wanted to own Indica that time. but i was kid hence i stole a logo.not for a revenge or any attention thing. i was just attracted to the tata logo. because i love TATA. even today i want some rare logos like lancia, seat and Peugeot. but now i can buy one if they open their shop here and now we own Tata Indica.
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i am very sorry about my mistake.i am a big fan of Tata. 11 years ago Indica was a new car and even tata logo was new. i always wanted to own Indica that time. but i was kid hence i stole a logo.not for a revenge or any attention thing. i was just attracted to the tata logo. because i love TATA. even today i want some rare logos like lancia, seat and Peugeot. but now i can buy one if they open their shop here and now we own Tata Indica.
Hope you don't steal your own car's logo, to keep it next to your pillow

I still don't get it.
Now that most of us have posted about what's really happening, there few ppl still on this thread who believe that logo stealing in being done for money!!
Come on guys read the recent posts.

Another bunch feels that utilizing police will benefit. No way.
Utilizing police is only going to make these teenagers more cautions and probably more vicious.

I can't believe that most of the ppl here have actually gone through teenage themselves that they don't understand their mentality. Or was is just age numbers 13 to 19 for you guys?
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The front and rear logo of my beauty are history now. The car was parked in soc parking lot when this happened (Between 6 PM-8PM). The watchman was as always clueless. When I went outside, there were 4 college guys standing in the parking lot (One of them lives in soc), while when I returned, they were standing outside. I was out for 2 hours when this happened (When I went outside, car had its logos intact). Unfortunately, no eye witnesses.

The car looks bad without them. I have given my car for servicing and the SA said it costs around 750/- each. I am not getting new logos till this new trend settles down in Pune.
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There were couple of news in local news paper - Sakal in last few weeks about 2 groups of school going kids caught with car logos here in Pune. One set of team worked in Sanghvi area. Other team worked in Warje area. The loot included mostly Skoda, FIAT, few BMW and Merc logos aswell.
Police let the kids go with a warning as exams were round the corner? Parents of kids were informed as well. Tool used was a simple screwdriver.
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I think the monetary gains are a motivation for only a small % of thefts. Its school kids who steal them mostly for bragging rights.
Like all teenage fads, I hope this one passes away rather quickly too.
I totally agree to what sajo said.

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Police let the kids go with a warning as exams were round the corner? Parents of kids were informed as well. Tool used was a simple screwdriver.
IMO police should ask all schools/Colleges to check their students bags for logos and screw drivers or any such object using which logos can be removed.

These days every 2nd or 3rd Skoda/VW I see on road has no logo

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Found one more this saturday evening (5.56pm) while coming out from Dmart in Pimpri, Pune. It was moving towards Nashik Phata.
It really pains to see such luxuries with out a logo.
This is second such car, I noticed on the same day, with Pimpri registration.
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IMO police should ask all schools/Colleges to check their students bags for logos and screw drivers or any such object using which logos can be removed.
+1 to that. Not only schools/ colleges, but also the parents. After all it is their moral responsibility to teach these imbeciles good values, aint it?

The news paper also mentioned, that the police station, where this was noted (no FIR) has a few hundred logos with them. Why not give them back to public, if so is the case.
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