Srinagar: In a modification to its earlier order, the J&K High court on Tuesday asked traffic mobile magistrates to release vehicles seized by the authorities for traffic violations.
In this regard, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey asked court’s judicial registrars at Jammu and Srinagar to send photocopies of the applications and undertakings by owners of vehicles seized by the authorities for traffic violations to concerned traffic mobile magistrates for their release in accordance with law.
“Owners of the seized vehicles shall file undertaking that henceforth there won’t be violation on their part before the Registrar Judicial at Jammu and Srinagar and they after receipt of the applications along with the undertaking from owner of the seized vehicle shall forward photocopies of these to mobile magistrates of the terrific concerned, who shall release the seized vehicles along with the documents in accordance with law,” the court said.
In its order of April 19 in a PIL, the high court had directed the concerned authorities to seize the vehicles that are parked on roads and don’t release them without intervention of high court.
The bench modified the order after Advocate General Jahangir Iqbal Ganai informed it that a number of vehicles have been seized in Jammu and the applications by the owners of the vehicles cannot be decided there as the order was passed at Srinagar wing of the court.