Big relief for Vehicle owners in J&K: High Court quashes govt order about re-registration of outside vehicles - Kashmir Student Alerts

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Big relief for Vehicle owners in J&K: High Court quashes govt order about re-registration of outside vehicles

Big relief for Vehicle owners in J&K: High Court quashes govt order about re-registration of outside vehicles


Srinagar, Apr 29: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today quashed the circular which was issued by the administration for the re-registration of the vehicles brought from outside states and operated in the union territory.

Advocate Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, who had filed the petition in the high court told news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that the Division Bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magray and Vince Chatterji Koul quashed the order.

“Now as per the quashement of the order issued by RTO by the Hon’ble High Court, car owners with outside registration number can drive the vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir or in any other state. There is no need to re-register or pay any token tax,” he told KDC.

While quashing the order of RTO Kashmir, the division bench said ordered that the life time tax that is levied at the point of registration of a vehicle in terms of Section 3 of the Motor Vehicles Act, cannot be levied on a vehicle registered, merely on a presumption that a vehicle registered outside Union Territory of JK, has remained in the Union Territory of J&K for a period exceeding 12 months.