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Sunburn sees prompt action by cops



Panaji: The Superintendent of Police (North Goa) Nidhin Valsan and Deputy Superintendent of Police (Anjuna) Jivba Dalvi have acted tough on the Sunburn Electronic Dance Music festival for exceeding the sound limit.

The three day long event which began at Vagator this evening, saw an abrupt end of day-one after the police team led by Dalvi stopped music of one of the music stages for exceeding the permitted decibels. Moreover, the team even directed the organisers to switch off the lights, in what came as a surprise action.

Not only that, the police personnel who are deployed in and around the venue to ensure no violation of the law, ensured the festival ended at 10pm sharp.

The Goa government had assured the High Court of Bombay at Goa that they will not allow the festival to extend beyond 10pm and ensure music is within the permissible limit, else it would be stopped. The High Court is hearing a petition over noise pollution and various violations by Sunburn EDM.

The beach belt, with the swift and unexpected action by the police, is currently witnessing huge traffic chaos. Hundreds of policemen including traffic cops are posted round the clock in shifts to tackle heavy flow of traffic and ensure security of residents and the floating population.