UP Court sends notice to PMO; wearing Army uniform in Kashmir is punishable offence
PM Modi was accused of wearing an Indian Army uniform in Kashmir last year, according to a complaint filed in a district court in Uttar Pradesh. A district court in Uttar Pradesh has issued a notice to the PMO after Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore the Indian Army uniform while interacting with Army men during his visit to Kashmir last year.
The notice was given to the PMO after a petition was submitted in the Prayagraj district court in Uttar Pradesh, alleging that PM Modi’s wearing of the uniform was illegal under Section 140 of the Indian Penal Code and should be considered a crime.
According to Dainik Bhaskar, district judge Nalin Kumar Srivastava has issued a notice to the PMO and Advocate Rakesh Nath Pandey, who filed the application under section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (which empowers Magistrate to order an investigation into a cognizable offence).
Pandey has filed a plea with a district judge, and the case will now be heard by the court on March 2. Pandey originally filed the application in December in front of chief judicial magistrate Harendra Nath, who dismissed it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers and Indian Army personnel in the Nowshera area of Jammu & Kashmir last year. He went on to praise the Centre’s achievements in the defence sector.
During his visit, PM Modi said, “I have spent each Diwali with soldiers guarding our borders. Today, I have brought along with me the blessings of crores of Indians for our soldiers here.”
The prime minister further added, “Our soldiers are the ‘suraksha kawach’ of ‘Maa Bharti’. It is because of you all that people of our country can sleep peacefully and there is happiness during festivals.”
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