Judgement of the Kerala High Court regarding the removal/disposal of seized and confiscated vehicles, 06/07/2018

  • 06/07/2018

Judgement of the Kerala High Court in the matter of Dr. K. A. Seethi Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 06/07/2018. The petitioners are concerned with the failure of the State authorities in removing/disposing of the seized and confiscated vehicles, which are seen abandoned on the road sides and highways, and they have been cause of accidents and traffic congestion.

In pursuance to the order passed by the Court, the Kerala Government have prepared a draft disposal Scheme. The procedure for disposal of the seized and abandoned vehicles are formulated in the proposed Scheme. Apart from the measures the petitioners have also forwarded their own suggestions to be incorporated in the Scheme, and the learned State Attorney submits that all such suggestions will be taken into account before the preparation of the final Scheme, for disposal of the seized and abandoned vehicles. As the problem emanating from the seized and abandoned vehicles have led to serious public nuisance, the Kerala High Court directs the State to finalize the Scheme within four weeks.