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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

192. Using vehicle without registration or permit.

  1. Whoever drives a  motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be used in contravention of the provisions of section 39 or without the permit required by  sub-section (1)  of section 66 or in contravention of any condition of such permit relating to the route on which or the area in which or  the purpose  for which  the vehicle  may be  used or  to the maximum number of passengers and maximum weight of luggage that may be carried on the vehicle, shall be punishable for the first offence with fine which  may extend  to two  thousand rupees  and for any second or subsequent offence with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees, or with both.
  2. Nothing in this section shall apply to the use of a motor vehicle in an emergency for the conveyance of persons suffering from sickness or injury or for the transport of materials for repair or for the transport of food or materials to relieve distress or of medical supplies for a like purpose:

Provided that the person  using the  vehicle reports such use to the Regional Transport Authority within seven days from such use.

  1. Where  a person is convicted of an offence under this section the Court  by which  such person  is convicted may, in addition to any sentence which may be passed under sub-section (1) by order:--
  1. if  the vehicle used in the commission of the offence is a motor car, suspend its certificate of registration for a period not exceeding four months;
  2. if  the vehicle used in the commission of the offence is a  transport  vehicle,  suspend  its  permit  for  a  period  not exceeding six months or cancel it.
  1. The  Court to  which an  appeal lies  from any  conviction in respect of  an offence  of the nature specified in sub-section (1) may set aside  or vary  any order of suspension or cancellation made under sub-section (3)  by the  Court below  and the  Court, to which appeals ordinarily lie  from the  Court below,  may set aside or vary any such order of suspension or  cancelation made  by the  Court below,  notwithstanding that no  appeal lies  against the  conviction in connection with which such order was made.

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