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All of their primary shareholders from Universal Honda, Bikes Auto, Petal Suzuki, Ranger, Kataria Motors, Kiran Motors and others have been suspended.
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RTO had filed an FIR against Bikes Auto and its dealers for selling and delivering vehicles despite the commercial certification being suspended; Pics: Neelkanth Dev
Transport Commissioner sources said that Bikes Auto, whose office is located near the Vijay Crossroads, is on a six-month suspension for the sale and delivery of motorbikes during the temporary suspension of TCs. This is the second time a car dealer has been suspended for the same offense.
An RTO official said primary shareholders are suspended when vehicles are sold and delivered without provisional numbers being released. “CRTEMPs (Temporary Registration Numbers) are only issued after the dealer invoices the vehicle, obtains insurance and pays taxes and fees for RTO and AMC vehicle tax administration,” an RTO official said. He said CRTEMP is being created through the Vahan 4 software available with merchants. “The RTO needs to approve the documents before the registration number can be generated,” the officials said. In the absence of a CRTEMP, insurance claims cannot be availed and in the event the police register a violation, strict action is taken if the vehicle is not issued a CRTEMP.
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On April 25, RTO filed an FIR warrant against Bikes Auto and its dealers Sahil Shah and Naishadh Shah for selling and delivering vehicles despite TC’s suspension. The TC was suspended by the Appellate Authority and the Transportation Commissioner for 15 days as of August 18, 2021, but the dealer sold and delivered 80 vehicles during this period. The invoice dates of 69 of the 80 delivered vehicles, which were seized during the inspection, have been altered or altered.
The RTO originally suspended the dealer’s TC for 20 days after it was found that the dealer had sold vehicles without a temporary number (CRTEMP). RTO was notified after Chandkheda Police issued a warrant for a motorcycle sold by Bikes Auto and it emerged that the dealer had not paid the necessary taxes and fines to RTO. The dealer appealed the decision to the appellate authority and the Transportation Commissioner after the suspension was reduced to 15 days effective August 18, 2021.
Other dealers whose major contributions were temporarily suspended during the year are Petal Suzuki, Petal Automation LLP, Rangers Autoworld Pvt Ltd, Apex Automotive Pvt Ltd, Rajdeep Automobiles, Kataria Motors, Mansi Autocare Pvt Ltd, Mahalaxmi Auto, Amin Suzuki and Speed Bikes Pvt Ltd, Kieran Motors and Universal Honda.
Major shareholders have been temporarily suspended as dealers continue to do business through sub-agents, while major shareholders are under temporary suspension. Over the past year, RTO sources said, TCs for dealerships such as Progressive Bikes, Universal Honda, Bikes Auto, Petal Suzuki, Ranger Automobiles, Apex Automobiles, Kataria Motors, Mansi Automobiles, Speed Bikes and Kiran Motors have been temporarily suspended.
“The car or two-wheeler buyer is unaware that the dealer’s TC is under hold. In some cases, dealers collect car tax from buyers but do not pay it to AMC. Only when they receive a notification from the tax department do they become aware of the fraud,” the official said. Now considering taking action against sub-merchants who helped merchants do business during the TC temporary suspension period.
Interestingly, since the TC suspension does not appear to deter dealers with many continuing to operate despite the suspension, one official said severe penalties could be imposed. “There is also a prison sentence of up to six months for violators,” the official said.
Under the Motor Vehicle Act, dealers must assign a CRTEMP to any vehicle they sell. They need to pay the necessary tax and send the documents to the RTO for approval and get the CRTEMP before the vehicle is delivered.
Before receiving the vehicle, the customer must…
l Be sure to assign a temporary registration number to the vehicle.
l cannot impose insurance. If he finds that the insurance is high, he can buy insurance for the car from abroad.
A temporary number is only issued after taxes and insurance have been paid.
l Contact your dealer if a permanent registration number has not been assigned to the vehicle within seven days.
l If the agent does not respond, contact the RTO.
l He must make sure that the dealer has paid the vehicle tax and ask for the original receipt from the dealer.