FIR Against MLA for Using Beacon

Town police station alleged violation of Supreme Court order and Odisha Motor Vehicle Act and Rules.

Published: 09th April 2016 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2016 06:36 AM   |  A+A-

NABARANGPUR: Bharatiya Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the BJP, filed an FIR against Nabarangpur MLA Manohar Randhari in the Town police station here on Friday alleging violation of Supreme Court order and Odisha Motor Vehicle Act and Rules.

The Morcha members stated in the FIR that the MLA has been using beacon light on his car with flasher after being nominated as Chairperson of District Planning Committee. Though the post has been declared equivalent to the post of MoS, Randhari is not entitled to use beacon lights as per a notification issued by Commerce and Transport Department in July 2014, the Morcha members cited.

In its notice, the Department stated that a Minister can use beacon light on his car without flasher only on duty but dignitaries holding post equivalent to Minister of State are not entitled to it. The gazette was issued in pursuance of the Supreme Court order.

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