Ground Report | New Delhi: Modi wears Indian Army; The district court of Prayagraj has issued notice to the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) on a petition filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for wearing the uniform of the Indian Army on his visit to Kashmir last year.
A petition was filed in a court in Prayagraj which held that wearing or carrying a token used by a soldier, sailor or airman is an offence punishable under section 140 of the Indian Penal Code.
As per Dainik Bhaskar reports, Prayagraj District Judge Nalin Kumar Srivastava, after hearing arguments on the plea of Rakesh Nath Pandey, ordered the issuance of notice to the PMO, who issued a notice under section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (which empowers the magistrate to pass orders). The application was submitted. investigation of a cognizable offence). The court will now hear the matter on March 2.
In December 2021, an application was filed by Pandey after Chief Judicial Magistrate Harendra Nath dismissed it saying the incident did not take place within the jurisdiction of the court and the matter could be heard by a magistrate.
Pandey has filed the petition before a district judge, and now the matter will be heard by the court on March 2. Earlier, the application was initially filed by Pandey in December before Chief Judicial Magistrate Harendra Nath, who dismissed the petition.
In November 2021, PM Modi celebrated Diwali wearing a military uniform with soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces in the Nowshera district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Prime Minister has been celebrating Diwali with Indian soldiers since 2016 and used to appear in civilian attire, but from 2017, he started wearing the combat attire of the Indian Army without any insignia.
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