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Jagjit Singh v. Iqbal Singh Sidhu - COCP-1306-2006  RD-P&H 10522 (14 November 2006)
COCP No.1306 of 2006
Date of decision: November 16, 2006.
Iqbal Singh Sidhu
Present: Shri Onkar Singh Batalvi, Advocate for the petitioner.
Shri G.S. Cheema, Sr. Dy. Advocate General, Punjab for the respondent.
Surya Kant, J. (Oral)
The petitioner, in order to seek allotment of registration No.PB- 02-AS-0001 for one of the motor vehicle owned by him, filed CWP No.11507 of 2006 which was disposed of by this Court on July 28, 2006 with a direction to the State Transport Commissioner, Punjab to take a final decision on the legal notice which the petitioner had already serve on the said authority.
Alleging non-compliance of the above stated order, this contempt petition has been filed.
In response to the show cause notice, Mr. G.S. Cheema, learned Sr. DAG, Punjab, has filed an affidavit of Shri Iqbal Singh Sidhu, State Transport Commissioner, Punjab, which is taken on record.
It is averred in the affidavit that, though, the petitioner's claim is founded upon the fact that he had deposited a sum of Rs.50000/- by way of a challan. However, mere deposit of the said amount does not create any right for allotment of the registration number of his choice. As per the affidavit, such kind of numbers are put to auction and whosoever the highest bidder, is allotted the same.
Be that as it may, the petitioner's legal notice has been responded to by way of a reasoned order dated 9.11.2006, a copy of which has been appended with the affidavit.
In this view of the matter, and having regard to the stand taken by the respondent in his affidavit, this petition is disposed of with liberty to the petitioner to impugn the above stated speaking order before an appropriate forum, if so advised.
November 16, 2006. [ Surya Kant ]
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