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Court clears rule: Carry original DL from tomorrow

Be prepared to pay a fine and even face a imprisonment up to three months if you do not carry your original driving licence from Wednesday.

The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar adjourned to Friday pleas by Tamil Nadu Lorry Owners Association and social activist K R `Traffic’ Ramaswamy against the government’s decision.

On September 1, when the petition came up for hearing before a single judge, the state undertook to defer enforcement of the rule till September 5.

The judge passed an interim order directing authorities not to ask motorists for original licences till September 5.

Since the pleas were not taken up for hearing on Monday, the petitioners requested the first bench to take up the case on Friday and extend the single judge’s interim order till then.

The government argued that it had decided to insist that motorists produce original licences because the state records among the largest number of road accidents in the country.

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