In India, it is illegal to modify cars and bikes, that is, to make drastic changes to their original design and looks. However, modification can be done by following certain rules in the law. But still, people in the country get their vehicles modified in violation of the rules. In Jammu and Kashmir too, a youth has been sent to jail for six months by the court for modifying his Mahindra Thar SUV.
The case pertains to Jammu and Kashmir, where a traffic court in Srinagar sentenced Adil Farooq Bhat, owner of Mahindra Thar, to 6 months in jail for illegal modification. Along with this, the court also directed the RTO of Srinagar to correct all the modifications to the Thar, that is, to bring the SUV back to its original condition.
The court ordered this under section 52 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (MV Act). pronounced verdict which states that “no owner of a motor vehicle shall alter the vehicle in such a manner that the information contained in the Registration Certificate (RC) is different from that originally specified by the manufacturer.”
The court ordered the Additional Director General of Police, Traffic (Jammu Kashmir) to take action against people who modify vehicles by breaking the rules and regulations. strict action against Do it. Further, it is also clarified that since there was no case registered against the owner of Mahindra Thar earlier and the offense did not involve any wrongful moral conduct, he has been given the benefit of probation by considering it under the Probation of Offenders Act, Which means the car owner has been given a jail term of six months after profit.
The Court has said that if Adil Farooq Bhat executes a bond of Rs 2 lakh and keeps peace and good behavior for 2 years, he will not have to go to jail and he will be completely cleared of this case.
According to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, modifying almost all cars in India is a crime. If any major change is made in the look of the vehicle, in which its design or look will be different from the original design made by the manufacturer, then the owner of the vehicle will be held guilty. For example, even seemingly minor modifications like replacing bumpers or fenders completely, changing lights, changing exhaust, etc. illegal Huh. Changing the complete kit of a car or bike adds to the crime. Doing so can lead to seizure of the vehicle as well as jail term.