Dismissed Ex-judge issued challan for illegal use of beacon
Former judge Mukesh Rao had illegally installed a blue beacon on his private vehicle. The blue beacon was confiscated by the police and Rao was challaned Rs 100 for the violation.
Sources said that a team of traffic cops, along with DCP (traffic) Bharti Arora, was on a vigilence drive at IFFCO Chowk on Monday morning. At the same time, Rao’s silver coloured Alto, bearing registration number HR51 – AA 6501, was crossing the Chowk and was stopped for inspection.
Rao initially opposed the challan, saying that being a judge, he was authorized to use a blue beacon. However, on verification, it was found that Rao had been dismissed from his job a few months ago and was no longer allowed to move around with a beacon.
Rao was dismissed from the post of judicial magistrate this year by a bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court after he was found guilty in a case. Sources said Rao was on probation when he was dismissed.
Beacons are widely misused as a symbol of influence in Gurgaon. A senior police officer admitted that over 70% of beacon users in the city are not authorized to install them.
That’s not it. Many, who are authorized to use blue beacons, have installed red ones only to show off their importance. He added that all such so-called high profile people will be challaned and the beacons will be confiscated. DCP Arora said the traffic police are launching a drive against the widespread misuse of red and blue beacons from August 16.