Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Police to crack whip on unregistered vehicles

Nagaland Police has warned that vehicles without proper vehicular registration/registration number and with AF (Applied For) mentioned would be subjected to immediate confiscation and further legal action if found plying on the roads.
The police in a press release stated that as per the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, vehicles should be registered in the name of new owner within a stipulated time period and cautioned that any violation would result in legal action as per the provisions of the Act.
The police claimed that many vehicles were plying in the State without proper vehicular registration/ registration number and with AF mentioned. Further, registration of government vehicles purchased in the auction had not been changed, while some government vehicles were being used by retired government officers.
According to the police, the possibility of such government vehicles being misused for illegal activities during the upcoming election to the State Legislative Assembly could not be ruled out. In view of this, owners of government vehicles purchased in the auction but had not been changed the registration have been directed to contact the nearest police station along with relevant documents for having applied for registration and give an undertaking that the vehicle would not be used for any illegal activities that would violate the Model Code of Conduct.
The police also requested the retired government officers using government vehicles to return the vehicles to the departments concerned or not use these till the completion of the election process.
Meanwhile, in order to control various traffic violations in the State, the police had been conducting special drive since February 1.
In order to inculcate traffic discipline and reduce accidents, rash and negligent driving and control various offences under the Motor Vehicles Act, the police said they would further intensify and continue these actions.


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