Respected learned members of the bar..
Recently my friend was caught in drunken driving case and challan was generated and his RC Book was seized
The Challan does not disclose any amount and it just says pending
He was told that he has to approach the mobile court and pay the amount of Rs.10,000/-
In this case no proper guidance is given as to the payment of the penalty.
My question is
a) Can the fine amount be reduced if the judge desires ?
b) Do they have a right to seize the RC book for a case u/s 185 of the M.V Act ?
c) Will he get any summons or notice from the court as to the date and time of appearance before the mobile court or any magistrate court ?.
d) The person attached to the concerned police station demands his original driving license to produce in the mobile court. Does he have the right to demand his original driving license, even assuming it will be returned after sometime ?
Thanks in advance.