Assistant Returning Officer has issued a notice to NC candidate for Baramulla Parliamentary constituency, Muhammad Akbar Lone, for his purported remarks during a recent election rally.
"I am directed to serve you a show cause notice as to obtaina detailed reply regarding the alleged episode and accordingly the show causenotice is hereby served to you for furnishing the reply with two dayspositively. The reply should reach this office within the stipulated timeperiod," reads the notice.
At the rally, Lone had reportedly said that that he would"abuse those 10 times who abuse Pakistan."
The notice has been served by the ARO after the ReturningOfficer for Baramulla Parliamentary segment wrote to him seeking action in thematter.
"A video clip has reportedly gone viral in social mediaregarding violation of Model Code of Conduct in your district wherein acontesting candidate namely Muhammad Akbar Lone of J&K National Conferencehas been shown uttering some words which attracts attention under Mode Code ofConduct. You are requested to take cognizance of the matter and takeappropriate necessary action as per law," reads the RO's letter.