Karnataka HC orders release of vehicles seized during COVID-19 lockdown, subject to payment of fine and undertaking not to commit breach

The Govt application submitted that in order to secure the seized vehicles, violators will have to file applications before the Magistrates. This would lead to an unmanageable number of pleas before the Courts.
Seized Vehicles
Seized Vehicles

The Karnataka High Court yesterday allowed the release of vehicles seized by the police during the COVID-19 lockdown after owners pay a fine and make an application to the jurisdictional police officers for custody of the same.

Owners of seized four wheelers are required to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000, whereas owners of two and three wheelers will have to shell out Rs. 500, instead of approaching the Magistrate.

The violators are also required to execute an undertaking to not commit similar breaches in the future.

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