Arrest Warrant Against Azam Khan

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Lucknow: A Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued a bailable arrest warrant against senior Samajwadi leader Azam Khan after he did not appear in a case related to the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam which he heads.

The Court ordered issue of the warrant against Khan on a service petition filed by the UP Jal Nigam in 2013.

The petition was filed challenging the judgement of the UP Public Services Tribunal in favour of assistant engineer D K Singh, against whom the Jal Nigam had initiated recovery proceedings for financial irregularities.

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A division bench of justices Sudhir Agarwala and R N Mishra passed the order against Khan after rejecting an exemption application moved on his behalf.

The court will hear the matter on March 6.