PSD: Vehicles impounded under Defence Order to be released today after owners pay fine


Published: 2020-05-21 16:26

Last Updated: 2020-05-21 18:16


Vehicles impounded under the 2020 Defence Order No. 12 will be released today after owners pay a fine, spokesman for the Public Security Directorate (PSD) said.

In a statement, the spokesman added that owners of vehicles that were seized for violating the Defence Order will be released as of today and until 10 pm, adding that the process will be resumed after Eid Al-Fitr holiday.

Earlier yesterday, the Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, announced that Prime Minister Omar Razzaz issued the Defence Order No. 12 of 2020.

The order included the following:

First: Amending the punishment stated in Defence Order No. 3 against anyone who violates the movement hours decision as follows:

1) A fine of not less than JD100 and not more than JD500 if the violation was committed for the first time. There will be no prosecution if the violator pays the minimum value of the fine within a week of the date of the violation.

2) A fine of not less than JD200 and not more than JD1000 if the violation was repeated.

Second: The violating vehicle used for the first time during the curfew shall be seized for 30 days. The vehicle could be handed over to its owner after the violator provides evidence of paying the fines, make a personal commitment not to repeat the violation and provide a receipt proving payment of the vehicle's transfer and seizure fees, if any.

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