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Red beacon in Home Secretary’s car: State asked to file statement

Published: 20th July 2012 01:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2012 01:16 PM   |  A+A-

Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the state to file a statement on the use of red beacon light by Home and Vigilance Department Secretary Sajan Peter in his official car.

The court issued the directive on a petition filed by P K Raju and Surendranath of Thiruvananthapuram in this regard.

The petitioners submitted that it is against the Motor Vehicles Act. “The use of beacon is in derogation of the law and by misusing the official power ignoring protocol and the representational obligations both for official and unofficial purposes creating confusion against the security instructions,” the petitioners said.  According to the Motor Vehicles Act beacon light is allowed only on motor vehicles carrying high dignitaries as specified by the Central and the state government. ENS



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