Delhi Police mistakes Independence Day with Republic Day, taken to court
New Delhi : In a recently released advisory by Delhi Police, Independence Day is believed to have mistakenly referred as Republic Day, following which a petition has been filed in national capital's high court on Tuesday, reported news agency ANI.
According to the report by the news agency, the South Delhi unit of the police department misprinted "Independence Day" as "Republic Day" everywhere apart from the heading in the notification; the petition, pointing out this mistake, has been moved to Delhi High Court on Tuesday.
Petitioner Manjeet Singh Chugh also claimed that the mistake shows irresponsible behavior of the police department and also the important advisory was not checked by the senior officials.
The plea was brought up before a division bench presided by Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Harishankar, and the matter has been listed for Wednesday, ANI reported.
A similar controversy had erupted in 2016, when the Chandigarh unit of the BJP mistakenly extended "Republic Day and Rakshabandhan" greetings on billboards put up ahead of the Independence Day. According to reports, the billboards came up at various places, including Pipliwala Town and Police Station Intersection in the union territory.
(Inputs from news agency ANI)