New Delhi: Taking serious note on affixing high security registration plates (HSRP) on vehicles in National Capital, the Apex court said that the CMD and manager of the car company will be held liable of contempt of court if the dealers are found selling vehicles without high security number plates.

The Supreme Court said that it’s mandatory to fix HSRP on vehicles sold after May 2012. It also instructed the Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) to file an affidavit on HSRP. In that affidavit he will have to tell the exact number of vehicles without high security number plates running on road.

A bench of Justices Swatanter Kumar and Madan B. Lokur wanted to know the reason that why vehicles purchased after April 30, 2012 did not have HSRP fixed on it. It also asked the Traffic Commissioner about the number of HSRP plates which were ready but had no takers.

The bench advised the transport department to cancel the registrations of such vehicle owners who were not willing to get the high security plates affixed and that too when lakhs of high security plates had been readied.

It asked the Delhi Joint Commissioner (Traffic) to carry out a full-scale drive against defaulters and slap adequate penalty on all new vehicles on road without HSRPs.


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