2 cars with same registration number found in Lakhanpur

Two cars with same registration number in Lakhanpur police custody on Saturday. -Excelsior/Pardeep
Two cars with same registration number in Lakhanpur police custody on Saturday. -Excelsior/Pardeep

Police registers case, arrests one

Excelsior Correspondent

KATHUA, May 4: Two cars with similar registrations were found in Lakhanpur area of Kathua district today which were later seized by the police for investigation. Police also arrested one person in this connection.
“Jatinder Sharma of Lakhanpur lodged a complaint that he owns a Hyundai Verna car having registration number JK08H-0088 but another car of the same make with similar registration was also found in the area,” police said.
Jatinder Sharma in his complaint said that one more Hyundai Verna car with same registration number and colour is plying in Lakhanpur town in addition to his self owned black colour car bearing Registration No.JK08H-0088 which he purchased from one Mohd Rafiq, S/o Bashir Ahmed, R/o Broindhai Hatli Kathua.
Police team headed by Inspector Rajesh Sharma, SHO, PS Lakhanpur seized both the cars and registered a case FIR No.29/2019 U/S 420 RPC and started investigation into the matter. Click here to watch video
It also arrested one accused who happened to be same person who sold the Verna car to the complainant. It was further revealed that the accused namely Mohd Rafiq, S/o Bashir Ahmed R/o Broindhai Hatli Kathua recently purchased a brand new Verna black coloured car and intentionally used the same number.
Police is also seeking clarification from concerned authority in this regard to ascertain the truth to find the malicious intension of accused in intentionally using the same registration number.
RTO, Lakhanpur. Raj Kumar Thappa told Excelsior that police is investigating the matter and facts will come to fore after investigation is over. He said out of two cars one has used fake number and what was motive behind it will come to light only after investigation.
He said in J&K there is High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) which after being approved by RTO is given to the contractor for fixing the same on the vehicle. This is the unique number and two vehicles can’t have the same number. So it is obvious that one vehicle has used the fake number, he added.