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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

22. Suspension or cancellation of driving licence on conviction.

  1. Without  prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 20 where  a person,  referred to  in sub-section  (1) of is convicted of  an offence  of causing,  by such dangerous driving as is referred to  in of  any class  or  description  of  motor vehicle the  death of,  or grievous  hurt to, one or more persons, the Court by  which such  person is  convicted may  cancel, or suspend for such period  as it  may think  fit, the  driving licence  held by such person in  so far  as it relates to that class or description of motor vehicle.
  2. Without  prejudice to  the provisions  of sub-section  (2) of  if a  person, having  been  previously  convicted  of  an  offence punishable  under is again convicted of an offence punishable under  that section,  the  Court,  making  such  subsequent conviction, shall,  by order,  cancel the driving licence held by such person.
  3. If  a driving  licence is  cancelled or  suspended under this section, the  Court shall  take the  driving licence  in its  custody, endorse the  cancellation or,  as the case may be, suspension, thereon and send the driving licence so endorsed to the authority by which the licence was  issued or  last renewed  and  such  authority  shall,  on receipt of  the licence,  keep the licence in its safe custody, and in the case  of a  suspended licence,  return the  licence to  the holder thereof after the expiry of the period of suspension on an application made by him for such return:

Provided that no such licence shall be returned unless the holder thereof has,  after the  expiry of the period of suspension, undergone and passed,  to the  satisfaction of  the licensing authority by which the licence  was issued or last renewed, a fresh test of competence to drive referred  to in  sub-section (3)  of and  produced  a medical certificate  in the  same form  and in  the same  manner as is referred to in sub-section (3) of (4) If  a licence  to drive  a particular class or description of motor vehicles  is cancelled  or suspended  under  this  section,  the person holding  such a  licence shall  be debarred  from  holding,  or obtaining, any  licence to  drive such particular class or description of motor  vehicles so  long as  the cancellation  or suspension of the driving licence remains in force.

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