The Indian businessman who hit the headlines last month after buying the prestigious D5 number plate for Dh33 million made headlines again this week after allegedly parking in a disabled parking space.
After a video circulated on social media showing Balwinder Sahni’s D5-branded Rolls-Royce parked in the white rectangle of a disabled bay outside Aspen Tower on Shaikh Zayed Road, police fined his driver Dh1,000 and issued him four black points.
But Sahni has hit out at the accusations, saying he was not parked in the bay.
“The car was not parked in that spot, it was parked far away. I was at a meeting and had many bags carrying heavy catalogues so the driver pulled up for about 30 seconds so we could load the car.”
Sahni shared pictures with Khaleej Times – with date marks of 14.41pm on October 22 – showing the security manager of the building posing with the car.
“This shows that my car was in fact parked in the correct parking bays. I respect the law but people should know the truth. It was just unfortunate that brief moment was videoed and misconstrued to the public.” More info
By Kelly Clarke /Dubai www.khaleejtimes.com