Reports have it that the Chief of Audi ( German car manufacturer ), Rupert Stadler have been arrested over some diesel emissions scandal involving their cars.
The arrest has been confirmed by a spokesman of Volkswagen ( the owners of Audi ) who narrated reasons Mr. Rupert Stadler was being held.
Prosecutors in Munich have said that the reason for their fast action to get the chief arrested was to avoid the suppression of evidences available by the chief.
The scandal erupted three years ago, when it was discovered that cars had been equiped with devices designed to cheat emissions tests.
The devices were initially found in Volkswagen cars and it has also been gathered that the Audi ( a subsidiary of Volkswagen ) is a well involved in the scandal
Last month, it admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines have emission software issues.
That is on top of the 850,000 recalled last year by Audi, of which only some have been found to require modification.
Munich prosecutors said Mr Stadler would be questioned by Wednesday, once he had spoken to his lawyers.
The so-called diesel-gate emissions scandal first came to light in September 2015. Volkswagen admitted that nearly 600,000 cars sold in the US were fitted with “defeat devices” designed to circumvent emissions tests.
The German car manufacturer said it had installed software in 11 million diesel cars worldwide that could tell when they were being tested and cut their emissions.
On the open road, untested, the level of emissions would in practice be far higher – up to 40 times as bad as recorded under laboratory conditions.
More news would be unraveled on Wednesday after Mr. Rupert Stadler would have been questioned at the facility where He is being held at the moment.
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