PUDUCHERRY: There has been no irregularities or fraud committed in the registration of actress Amala Paul’s car by the RTO in Puducherry as it in accordance with the provisions of the Motor vehicles act, Minister of Transport M O H F Shajahan said.
The actress purchased a Mercedes Benz car for Rs 1.12 crores in Karnataka and brought it to Puducherry with a temporary registration. She applied for registration in Puducherry RTO on August 8, 2017, with an affidavit of her rental house in Thilaspet as well as an LIC policy as address proof required for registration.
This is as per the provisions in Motor Vehicles act and hence the Transport authority of the UT cannot deny registering her vehicle, said the Minister. It is not RTO’s job to verify the authenticity of the address.
The responsibility lies with the Notary who signed the affidavit and the LIC which made the policy, said the minister . It is also not mandatory for the car owner to be continuously living in the address. Neither there is any fixed duration for the car owner to have lived in the address given, he said. If she has taken her car to Kerala and using it, it is also within the ambit of MV act.
As per the rules, the car can used for one year in that state , after which it needs to be registered in that state where it is being used , he said and added that it is only two months since the registration.