Advocate Mukesh Kulthia has filed a case against government officials for banning 10-15-year-old cars. He claims that this order is a gross violation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act.
Several government officials are being blamed for a conspiracy to ban perfectly good cars. Advocate Mukesh Kulthia has filed a criminal case in the Gurgaon court against Haryana’s Transport Secretary, Navdeep Sing Virk (IPS). Several other IAS officers of the Union Transport Ministry have also been named in the ‘car bandi scam’. The Haryana lawyer claims that the order banning 10 to 15-year-old cars is a gross violation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act. Let’s take a closer look.
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Advocate Argues Ban on 10 Year Old Diesel/15 Year Old PetroL Cars Not Legal
According to Mr Mukesh Kulthia, there is no legal ban on 10-year-old diesel/ 15-year-old petrol vehicles in India. He blamed government officials for imposing illegal restrictions that were in violation of the amended law. Advocate Kulthia added that these officials are falsely citing NGT and Supreme Court orders to justify their illegal tactics. Allegedly, the purpose of the ‘car bandi scam is to increase the sales of electric vehicles. The case is still going on.
Mr Mukesh Kulthia is the complainant in the above-mentioned case. He informed the court that the amended Motor Vehicles Act 2019, 2021 and 2021 states that the life of both diesel and petrol cars is 15 years, after which it is renewable for the next 5 years. So, a petrol car cannot be banned just because it is 15 years old. He added that it is illegal to seize, confiscate or ban a diesel car just because it has completed its 10-year life.
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Registration Certificates for All Diesel and Petrol Cars Valid for 15 Years
Additionally, Advocate Kulthia mentioned that registration certificates for diesel and petrol cars have a validity of 15 years. The government even charges road tax for 15 years. So, how is any ban justified? He blamed government officials for having vested interests and any restrictions to be a gross violation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act.