SRINAGAR: It has been observed that considerable number of vehicles registered outside the UT of Jammu & Kashmir (from adjoining States of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi etc.) have been purchased by the residents of the Jammu and Kashmir and are being plied across the Jammu &Kashmir unauthorizedly, without having been registered with the concerned Registering Authorities (RTOs/ARTOs), in contravention to the explicit provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
It has been reported that number of old vehicles purchased from outside UT of J&K are also being plied in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir without paying token tax/road tax as required under J&K Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1957 and without the transfer of ownership in favor of purchaser (transferee) and the state exchequer is bereft of considerable amount on this account. There is high probability of such vehicles being used
for carrying unlawful activities.
The relevant provisions and part thereof of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 as amended dealing with the transfer, registration/re-registration of the vehicle are reproduced as; 39. Necessity for registration No person shall drive any motor vehicle and no owner of a motor vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or in any other. Check Full Update Below.