In North India there is a big car market dealing in second hand cars. People from different states come there to buy their picks. Recently it was in the paper that this car bazaar is not hit with the buyers only, it is hot with the thieves. Stolen cars are sold here at scrap prices. The agents manage duplicate papers and all and manage to resell those cars. It had been stated that 80% cars are stolen ones.
You hear similar stories in Europe for example. Most second hand cars in Africa for example are cars that have been stolen in Europe. Gangs put them in containers and ship them to Africa where they get sold.
I think that these occurrences are the defects in the work of the police or they are the results of the corruption. But all the same the people must pay as much attention as possible to the papers and the origin of the cars which they want to buy.