In Chandigarh, a man who was held for driving a car with fake High-Security Registration Plate last year has been sentenced to 1-year jail by the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC) Jagmeet Singh today.
HSRP Number Plate
On February 25, 2016, a man driving a dark grey Toyota Innova numbered CH01AY0086 was halted by the Sector 43 police staff and ASI Davinder Singh.
The man told his name Lovepreet Singh. On checking the car the police found out that Lovepreet’s car was bearing a dummy high-security registration plate.
Further investigations made the accused Lovepreet disclose more information and he informed about the man who made him the fake registration number named Avtar Singh. Avtar Singh was also arrested in the case of making the fake HSRPs for people. But, nevertheless no evidence was found against Avtar Singh and he was absolved of all the charges.
But Lovepreet, on the other hand, was not forgiven and has been charged under various sections:
- Sections 417 (cheating)
- 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating)
- 471 (using as genuine a forged document)
- 473 (making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable) of the IPC.
Moreover, Lovepreet Singh has also been fined Rs. 1500.
The High-Security Registration Plates(HSRP)
The Chandigarh Transport Department has full information about the High-Security Registration Plates on their website; chdtransport.gov.in.
You can know more about the HSRP features, eligibility and registration details on the site. The CTD updates information about latest developments and changes that are mandatory for every vehicle owner to abide by on their official site from time to time. To know more about the HSRP check out the image below issued in public interest by the Chandigarh Transport Department.
In February 2015 itself the High Court warned the vehicle owners from using fake number plates. It issued a statement declaring that violators would be subjected to penal action under Section 50 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, and the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. Moreover, those manufacturing and selling fake number plates would be punished under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code.