The Grand Bazaar police on Saturday arrested a person for selling cars hired from others claiming that he was operating the vehicles for a reputed institution.
The police gave the name of the accused as Rajasekharan, 47, a native of Cuddalore. While staying in Rainbow Nagar, he hired five cars from a travel agency at Reddiyarpalayam and two others from another place in the name of the institution.
He sold the cars for ₹35 lakh.
On the basis of a complaint filed by the travel agency owner, a case was registered and the accused was arrested, the police said.