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Case on re-registration of non-J&K vehicles listed for April 19

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday adjourned the case on re-registration of non-J&K vehicles and listed it for the hearing on April 19.

The court had sought the response of the government by April 15 over the matter after the case was heard on April 07.

Pertinently, the Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Kashmir, had though a circular ordered the people in the Valley to re-register their vehicles bought from outside Jammu & Kashmir by paying another nine percent of tax, within 15 days, failing which the enforcing agencies will act. Notwithstanding the 15 day window granted for re-registration, the police had immediately started confiscating the vehicles that bought and brought here from outside the J&K.

The circular was challenged in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, with the petition questioning the legal sanctity of the circular issued by RTO Kashmir.

While hearing the matter earlier on April 07, the single bench of Justice Ali Mohammed Magray had asked if RTO was the authority to seek the re-registration of non-J&K registered vehicles and had sought the response of the government on the matter by or before April 15, so that the controversy is set at rest.

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