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.
Section 140 of the Indian Penal Code states that wearing garb or carrying tokens used by soldiers, sailors or airmen is an offence punishable.
Last year, Modi had visited the Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with Indian Army personnel. He further highlighted the advancements made by the GoI for the benefit of the defence sector.