AS DEFIANT GOA CIC CONTINUES MISUSING RED BEACON, GOVT PUT ON NOTICE TO FACE CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS IN SUPREME COURT

With a defiant Goa Chief Information Commissioner Prashant Prabhu Tendolkar continuing to use the red beacon on his official vehicle GA-07-G-5555, the Goa government has today been put on notice to face contempt proceedings before the Supreme Court.

In a letter jointly addressed to the Chief Secretary, DGP and the Director of Transport today, their attention has been drawn that despite being booked by the Transport department yesterday Prashant Tendolkar continues to use the red beacon in clear defiance of law.

Pointing out that surprisingly the authorities including the Goa Police have not taken steps to seize and confiscate the red beacon, it has been stated in the letter that the authorities are duty bound to act in accordance with law and comply with the directives of the Supreme Court Judgment dated December 10th 2013 on the issue of misuse of the Red beacon.

It has been further stated that if the misuse of the red beacon by Goa’s Chief Information Commissioner Prashant Prabhu Tendolkar is allowed to continue, the Supreme Court of India would be moved by way of a Contempt of Court petition to ensure that the rule of law is not allowed to be made a casualty.

Please read the December 10th 2013 Supreme Court Judgement on the issue of misuse of the Red beacon.

RED BEACON JUDGEMENT

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