The person convicted of modifying the Mahindra Thar has been given the benefit of probation by the court under the Probation of Offender Act. Under this, this person can avoid jail sentence by giving a bond of Rs 2 lakh and keeping peace and good behavior for 2 years.
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In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a person Mahindra Thar Convicted of the charge of illegal modification, the court sentenced him to 6 months in jail. One of Srinagar traffic court has given this verdict against Adil Farooq Bhat, the owner of Mahindra Thar. The court has directed the Srinagar RTO to rectify all the modifications to the Thar and bring the SUV back to its original condition. The court has given this punishment under section 52 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (MV Act).
The court has also ordered the Additional Director General of Police, Traffic (Jammu and Kashmir) to take strict action against people who modify vehicles in violation of the law. In the coming days, traffic police officers in Kashmir may launch a new campaign against car modifiers in the state.
The convict got the benefit of probation
Srinagar’s Additional Special Mobile Magistrate (Traffic), Shabbir Ahmad Malik, in his judgment against Adil Farooq Bhat, owner of Mahindra Thar, said that the accused has not been convicted in any case earlier. At the same time, wrong moral conduct is also not included in this crime. Therefore, considering this case under the Probation of Offender Act, the court has given the benefit of probation to the accused.
won’t go to jail
The court has ordered accused Adil Farooq Bhat, under probation, to furnish a bond of Rs 2 lakh and keep peace and good behavior for a period of 2 years. By doing this, Adil, the owner of the modified Mahindra Thar, will not have to go to jail. Adil will have to maintain peace and good behavior for 2 years, after which he will be completely relieved of this case.
Car modification will be expensive
According to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (MV Act), modifying almost all cars in India is a crime. Even minor changes like adding new lights to the vehicle or swapping the exhaust are completely illegal. By doing this, the vehicle can be seized and jail can also be done along with it. The condition of the vehicle recorded in the RC should not be changed. However, installation or painting of CNG/PNG gas kit will be valid only if it is registered in RC.