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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988


21. Suspension of driving licence in certain cases.

  1. Where, in relation to  a person  who had been previously convicted of an offence  punishable under a case is registered by a police officer  on the  allegation that  such person has, by such dangerous driving as  is referred to in the said , of any class or description of motor vehicle  caused the  death of,  or grievous hurt to, one or more persons, the  driving licence held by such person shall in relation to such class or description of motor vehicle become suspended-

  1. for  a period  of six  months from the date on which the case is registered, or

  2. if  such person  is discharged  or acquitted  before the expiry  of   the  period   aforesaid,  until  such  discharge  or acquittal, as the case may be.

  1. Where  by virtue  of the  provisions of  sub-section (1), the driving licence  held  by  a  person  becomes  suspended,  the  police officer,  by   whom  the  case  referred  to  in  sub-section  (1)  is

registered, shall  bring such  suspension to  the notice  of the Court competent to  take cognizance  of such  offence, and  thereupon,  such Court shall  take possession  of  the  driving  licence,  endorse  the suspension thereon  and intimate  the fact  of such endorsement to the licensing authority by which the licence was granted or last renewed.

  1. Where  the person referred to in sub-section (1) is acquitted or discharged,  the Court shall cancel the endorsement on such driving licence with regard to the suspension thereof.

  2. If  a driving  licence in  relation to  a particular class or description of  motor vehicles is suspended under sub-section (1), the person  holding  such  licence  shall  be  debarred  from  holding  or obtaining any licence to drive such particular class or description of motor vehicles  so long  as the  suspension  of  the  driving  licence remains in force.



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