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Verify credentials before selling vehicles: Srinagar Police to people

Urges people to install HSNPs or face action

Post by on Thursday, August 18, 2022

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Srinagar, Aug 17:  Days after militants left two-wheelers behind after a chance encounter in Srinagar, Srinagar Police on Wednesday urged vehicle owners to install high-security number plates (HSNPs) on both ends of their vehicles to avoid legal action.
Srinagar police said, "In light of the investigations into the usage of vehicles for transport by militants, all owners are requested to install HSNP on both the front and rear of vehicles (in two-wheelers also) as mandated by the Motor Vehicle Act," adding that its non-compliance will lead to legal action against the owner.
The police have also urged people to verify the credentials of buyers from the nearest police station before handing over the vehicle. It also said that ignorance of such procedures will not be an excuse if such cars are found without subversive elements.
The development comes days after militants carried out an attack on security forces in the Nowhatta area of the city and managed to escape, leaving behind some arms, ammunition, and two-wheeler.
The police have also claimed "they have identified the militants and have arrested the owners of the two-wheelers who were sold the two-wheelers to militants."
Earlier this year, the Srinagar police "requested people to install High-Security Number Plates (HSNP) on vehicles to avoid vehicle thefts and other vehicle-related crimes."
A police officer told Rising Kashmir that militants use two-wheelers to carry out attacks in the valle.
The Jammu and Kashmir traffic department has also launched a  campaign against the vehicles that are plying without high-security number plates.
According to traffic police, in Srinagar, hundreds of vehicles plying without high-security number plates have been seized since authorities directed the vehicle owners to install high-security number plates on their vehicles.
He said the drive against these vehicles will continue in the future.

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