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‘Modi wearing Indian army uniform is punishable offence’: UP court issues notice to PMO

Modi addressing a gathering of Indian army personnel in Nowshera sector of JK on Nov, 4, 2021. [File Photo]

Uttar Pradesh: A notice has been issued to the Indian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) by a district court in Uttar Pradesh after Narendra Modi wore the Indian Army uniform during his visit to Kashmir last year while interacting with Army personnel.

According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, district judge Nalin Kumar Srivastava issued the notice hearing arguments of advocate Rakesh Nath Pandey, who had moved the application under section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (which empowers Magistrate to order an investigation into a cognizable offence).

The application was first filed by Pandey last year in December when chief judicial magistrate Harendra Nath had rejected it saying that the incident did not take place within the jurisdiction of the court and the matter can be heard by a magistrate having jurisdiction.

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