A notice has been issued to the Prime Minister’s Office -PMO by a district court in Uttar Pradesh (UP) after Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore the Indian Army uniform during his visit to Kashmir last year while interacting with the Army personnel.
The notice was issued after a plea was filed at a court in Prayagraj or Allahabad that stated that wearing garb or carrying a token used by the soldier, sailor or airman is an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Indian Penal Code. The district judge Nalin Kumar Srivastava issued a notice to the Prime Minister’s Office as well as Advocate Rakesh Nath Pandey, who had moved the application under section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The plea has been filed by Pandey before a district judge, and now this matter will be heard by the court on 2nd March. Earlier, the application was filed by Rakesh Nath Pandey in the month of December in front of chief judicial magistrate Harendra Nath, who rejected the plea for not being under his jurisdiction.
In the month of November 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers of Indian Armed Forces in the Nowshera district of Jammu and Kashmir donning a military uniform.