Jammu: In a drive against massive misuse of
red beacon-cum-flasher lights in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir traffic police has registered 60 cases against the
"We have launched a drive against the misuse of Red
Flasher Lights on government vehicles and registered 60 cases
besides removing 15 such unauthorised lights from vehicles,"
traffic police chief Himant Lohia said.
The team comprising a mobile magistrate conducted the
drive during past 3 to 4 days and it will be continued
further, Lohia said, adding that drivers of several VIPs were
also booked in this connection.
A large number of officials, including those of the ranks
of IGs, DIGs, SSPs, SPs, DSPs Commission Secretaries, Special
Secretaries, Directors, Additional Secretaries, Head of
departments and Vice-Chancellors of Universities are reported
to have been violating the norms rampantly.
Family members of VIPs were also learnt to have been
using their beaconed vehicles in their absence.
As per norms, dignitaries and officials of the rank of
the Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, cabinet
ministers, Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Chairman of
Legislative Council, Chief Justice of J-K High Court and few
other VIPs are authorised for the use of Red Flasher Light.