SRINAGAR, Apr 22: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday reserved the judgement on Re-registration of Non-JK Registration Vehicles after hearing the matter.
The case was listed for hearing today on 22 April. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on 21 April had directed Commissioner Secretary Transport to remain present today through virtual mode.
In an order issued by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday read, ” Judgement is Reserved.”
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), while hearing the matter on 21 April the court observed, “Since the officer was not in a position to satisfactorily demonstrate the origin of the impugned circular and his authority to issue it, the court feels it appropriate to ask the officer present to file his affidavit before the court by tomorrow indicating therein as to what necessitated the issuance of impugned circular and remain present in a person along with records on the next date.”
“The Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu, shall also remain present through virtual mode tomorrow”, read the court order of 21 April.
The circular issued by RTO Kashmir regarding the re-registration of Non-JK registered vehicles were challenged in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court by Petitioner Advocate Zahoor Bhat through his council, questioning the legal sanctity of the circular issued by RTO Kashmir.
While hearing the matter earlier the double bench court had asked if RTO is the authority to seek the re-registration of non-JK registered vehicles and had sought the response of the Government on the matter so that the controversy is set at rest.
In support of his submissions, the senior counsel Faisal Qadri had also referred to and relied upon the judgment of the High Court of Karnataka delivered in case title Jagdev Biradar v.State of Karnataka.
Meanwhile, another petition was filed in the same matter after which Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed to club the petition with already filed one and sought the response on the same from the government—(KNO)