The Supreme Court has stayed the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court against OLX, a website related to the business of buying and selling in the fraud case. The High Court had directed OLX India to implement a screening mechanism to ascertain the true identity of the seller in the matter. The case pertains to the sale of a motorcycle.
In the Supreme Court, a bench of Justice UU Lalit, Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Bela M Trivedi also issued notice to OLX, putting an immediate stay on the order of the High Court. The company has to respond to this notice by March 4. The matter pertains to an advertisement placed on OLX for selling a motorcycle. It was later found that the person who had given the advertisement was not actually the owner of the motorcycle.
After the fake deal, the matter went to the police station. Subsequently, in the case, the High Court directed OLX to delete all advertisements related to the sale of goods and thereafter to present the same advertisements with two identity cards of the seller. This will help the buyer to avoid falling prey to any kind of fraud. In the direction of the High Court, two mobile numbers of the seller were also asked to be made public. The Supreme Court has given a stay order on these directions of the High Court for the time being.