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Automobile dealers in Jammu selling vehicles during strict lockdown?

Last Updated on May 24, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Even as a Covid curfew is in place in the Union Territory, many vehicle dealers are selling two and four wheeler in Jammu.

Regional Transport Officer (RTO) had also shot off notices to many auto dealers for violation of Section 192B (2) of Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and even had blocked the user IDs of many dealers.

According to the section 192B (2) of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988: “Whoever, being a dealer, fails to make an application for the registration of a new motor vehicle under the second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 41 shall be punishable with fine of fifteen times the annual road tax or the lifetime tax of the motor vehicle whichever is higher.”

It is suspected that by issuing the notice, the RTO office has tried to wash off its hands from the controversy that has stormed over sale of automobiles despite a strict lockdown by the administration. Sources said that the vehicles sold were also registered by the RTO office.

According to the reports, the RTO Jammu issued notices to M/S Peaks Auto Jammu (P) Ltd Nexa, 4 A/C Gandhi Nagar, M/S Reliance Motors, Doordarshan Lane, New Plot, Janipur road, M/S Janico Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, 19, B. C Road, Rehari, M/S Diamond Scooters & Bikes Pvt. Ltd, Near BSNL Exchange, Gangyal, among others.

Reports claimed that the automobile dealers have so far not deposited the required fine imposed against them.