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No FIR needed in drunk driving cases, rules HC

Jan 11, 2013

MUMBAI: No first information report (FIR) is necessary in drunken driving cases. In a landmark order that will impact the more than 1.50 lakh DUI (driving under influence) cases pending in courts across Maharashtra, the Bombay high court has ruled that drunken driving is a non-cognizable offence. Justice Abhay Thipsay also directed the magistrate to ensure that the accused in such cases is furnished with all the material against him.

The order means that while the offence remains non-cognizable-a less grave provision of the law- it will help the police clamp down on drunken driving without having to go through the lengthy process of lodging an FIR, filing a charge sheet and producing strong evidence for a proper trial….

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Provide minimum punishment for rash, negligent driving: Supreme Court judge

Aug 5, 2012, 03.16AM IST

NEW DELHI: A day after the Supreme Court decided not to enhance the two-year jail term served out by the 1999 BMW hit-and-run case convict Sanjeev Nanda, a senior judge of the apex court on Saturday said the legislature must provide a minimum sentence for rash and negligent driving, a charge generally slapped on drivers even after he seriously injures innocent pedestrians. Read more.

Get high-security number plate first, vehicle RC later

Gurgaon, August 02, 2012

The Gurgaon administration will hand over registration certificates (RC) of vehicles only after the owners submit proof that they have installed the high-security number plates. Also, owners will now have to collect the RCs on their own. Earlier, these were delivered through speed post.

The Gurgaon district administration had started installation of the number plates on July 12, said a spokesman.

The project has been awarded to an agency — Link Utsav Registration Plates Limited — which is carrying out the task in Haryana, including Gurgaon. Read more.

Implement high security number plates for vehicles by March 31, 2012: SC

Dec 9, 2011

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday set March 31, 2012 as the deadline for states to implement the scheme for fixing high security registration plates (HSRP) in motor vehicles, while directing Delhi government to complete the process by this yearend.

"We extend the period for implementation of the scheme till December 31, 2011, by which date, all steps, complete in all respects, should be taken by the Delhi government," a bench of Chief Justice S H Kapadia and Justices A K Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar said. Read more.

SC order to cripple finance mafia, reduce auto cost

Nov 12, 2011

NEW DELHI: Friday’s Supreme Court order will come as a relief for thousands driving autorickshaws on rent in the city. The lack of permits and an increasing number of drivers looking to make their living from this para-transit had created an artificial scarcity, pushing up the price of the TSR and bringing down the income of the drivers drastically.

In 1997, when the Supreme Court instructed the transport department to stop issuing new permits for autos in the city, it brought down the number of TSRs plying on the roads to a static 50,000, which was further increased by 5,000 some years later. Read more.

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