UP court issues notice to PMO after PM Modi wears Indian Army uniform

PM Modi was wearing Indian Army uniform in Kashmir last year, an offence punishable under Section 140 (wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman) of IPC.

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The District Court at Prayagraj has issued notice to the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) on a plea filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for wearing Indian Army uniform last year on his visit to Kashmir.

As reported by Dainik Bhaskar, District judge Nalin Kumar Srivastava issued notice after 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 investigation into a cognizable offence).

Pandey submitted that PM Modi was seen wearing Indian Army uniform in Nowshera, Kashmir last year, an offence punishable under Section 140 (wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman) of the Indian Penal Code.

It was reported by Amar Ujala that in December 21, 2021, the aforesaid application moved by Pandey was rejected by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Harendra Nath.

The Magistrate said that the incident did not take place within the jurisdiction of the court and the matter can be heard by a Magistrate having jurisdiction.

This order was challenged by Pandey before the District Judge who has now issued notice to PMO.

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