An Apex Court bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi said that the sirens would only be used on the emergency and police vehicles but the sound should not be unduly harsh and shrill.

The Apex Court said that both the Centre and state governments will within three months issue a pruned list of constitutional functionaries entitled for red beacon lights on official vehicles.

Omar for removing red beacons from official vehicles

The Apex Court added that any violations of its direction would attract exemplary penalty. The Supreme Court ordered that the police will implement the provisions of Motor Vehicle Act without fear or favour.

(Agencies)

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