Take strict action against beacon misuse: HC tells state
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Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the state government to take strict action to stop unauthorised use of red beacons in cars.
The court was hearing a public interest litigation on the misuse of beacons.
Advocate General Anindya Mitra today handed over a report on action taken by police. After going through the report, the division bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Joymalya Bagchi observed that the action taken by the police was not enough.
The bench said the police hesitate to take action when they notice that VIPs or influential persons are misusing beacons. So the state should ensure that the police take proper action, said the court.
HC asks state about steps to avoid hooch tragedy-like incidents
Kolkata: Hearing a PIL on the hooch tragedy of December 2011, the Calcutta High Court today wanted to know from the state government how such incidents could be avoided in future.
The state government has been asked to inform the court on February 1. In December 2011, 173 persons died after drinking spurious liquor at Magrahat and Sangrampur in South 24 Parganas. Today the division bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Joymalya Bagchi said that it was serious incident and asked the Advocate General how to avoid such incidents in future. Advocate General Anindiya Mitra said he would discuss with the petitioner along with the police and excise officials.
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