Government withdraws red beacons for CS, DGP & SAG

KL Report

JAMMU

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mir Saiffullah Wednesday informed the state assembly that the permission to use red beacons on official vehicles for the three officials has been withdrawn.

These three officials included the chief secretary, the director general of police and the state advocate general.

The state cabinet had Monday had allowed the use of red beacons on the official vehicles of the said three dignitaries but did not extend this to the legislators.

Cutting across party lines, legislators, including those from the ruling National Conference the opposition Peoples Democratic Party had Tuesday protested against the cabinet decision.

The legislators had asserted that they should be allowed red beacons as they constitutionally enjoyed a higher status than the three dignitaries.

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