SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday sough a report from Inspector General of Police Traffic about the action taken against people using sirens in their vehicles in violation of law.
While taking suo-moto cognizance of the matter, chairman SHRC Justice (Retd) Bilal Naski observed that various people are using sirens in their vehicles or vehicles accompanying them, besides creating noise-pollution.
“They also create inconvenience to other road users including pedestrians. The people accompanying these V.I.P’s humiliate other drivers and pedestrians. The Commission feels that use of siren at such high-pitch is against the law,” the chairman said and directed Inspector General of Police Traffic J&K Srinagar to explain as to whether sirens are permissible under law to be used by anybody except ambulances and fire-fighting vehicles.
“If it is not permitted, what action has been taken sofar against such drivers? The report shall be filed within a week,” the SHRC chairman said and posted the case on May 24.