Delhi High Court asked police why action was not initiated against the owners of the non-insured vehicles.Justice J.R. Midha also issued notice to the police commissioner to explain why such vehicle owners are facing no charges and slated the matter for Oct 5.
The court was hearing a case relating to an accident in which a boy died after he was hit by a van in Haidarpur area of north Delhi Sep 8, 2006. A lower court in May this year awarded a compensation of Rs. 5,66,000 to be paid by the vehicle’s owner and driver, who challenged the order.
During the course of hearing, the court was surprised to learn that the vehicle was not insured and was running on roads for years together without such insurance cover.
The court asked the investigating officer of the police why no action has been taken against the vehicle owner under Section 196 of the Motor Vehicle Act that makes driving a non-insured vehicle an offence.