New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A petition was filed against Delhi police in High Court after it reportedly referred the country's Independence Day as 'Republic Day' in a recent advisory, reported news agency ANI.

The advisory issued by the South district unit of Delhi Police was regarding the guidelines issued for officers on duty on Independence Day. However, the notification said "Republic Day" instead of "Independence Day", apart from in the heading.

The petition moved in the Delhi High Court claimed that the South Delhi unit of the police department misprinted 'Independence Day' as 'Repbulic Day'.

The petitioner, Manjeet Singh Chugh, claimed that such human errors showed that the notifications issued by the Delhi Police "are not read and checked by the senior officers", thereby causing such errors.

The plea was mentioned before a division bench presided by Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Harishankar. The matter has been listed for Wednesday.

A similar incident had happened in 2016 when the Chandigarh unit of the BJP mistakenly extended 'Rebulic Day and Rakshabandhan' greetings on billboards put up ahead of Independence Day.

(with ANI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma