Two members of Parliament and one of the Delhi Assembly were prosecuted by the traffic police this past week for unauthorised use of red beacons on their vehicles.

According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg, West Delhi MP Mahabal Mishra, South Delhi MP Ramesh Kumar and Hari Nagar MLA Harsharan Singh Balli were prosecuted during the weekend for unauthorised use of red beacons on their vehicles.

“These people were found carrying red beacons on their private vehicles, which they were not authorised to do. After this was brought to our notice, the defaulters were issued challans, given proper directions and asked to remove the [red] beacons,” added Mr. Garg. The Delhi Traffic Police have been actively tracking illegal use of red beacons in private and government vehicles since the beginning of the year. Members or Parliament and MLAs are not allowed to have beacon lights on their vehicles.

Vehicles allowed to have red beacon-cum-flasher include, among others, those of the President, Prime Minister, former Presidents, Chief Justice of India, Lok Sabha Speaker, Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Similarly, within the National Capital Region, the Chief Minister, Lieutenant-Governor, High Court Chief Justice and judges, Legislative Assembly Speaker, Cabinet Ministers and Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly are allowed to have red beacon-cum-flasher on their vehicles.

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