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Use of insignia, hooters on pvt vehicles be banned in U’khand: Nainital HC

In a landmark judgment, the Nainital High Court, accepting a PIL by Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay, ordered that the use of nameplates on private vehicles and the hooters be banned by the state government. The order may dishearten a large number of political leaders and their relatives who illegally use these insignia to show off their position and get special treatment from police and other government authorities.

In his PIL, Tarun Vijay has said that the “use of nameplates depicting posts or designations on their vehicles shows how a special treatment is expected while the vehicles ply on the road.” 

Describing the nameplates/hooters by political persons and other public activists, Vijay said that this is ‘arrogance of such people who want to show that they are special and privileged’ in comparison to the common people. 

Taking note of the PIL, The High Court, Coram Chief Justice  KM Joseph and  Justice VK Bist ordered that only specified ‘high dignitaries’ by central and state govt. can use red lights when they are ‘on duty’ and not otherwise. The use of nameplates by political people has been declared illegal with this order and the High Court has asked the Advocate General, Uttarakhand to submit a report in this regard.
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