Azam Khan moves to SC against bailable warrant

UP Minister Azam Khan today moved to the Supreme Court against bailable warrant issued by the Allahabad High Court, after Khan, Senior Samajwadi leader failed to appear before the High Court in a case related to UP Jal Nigam, headed by him. The matter was referred to the bench by the Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Khan. The bench headed by Justice KS Khehar comprising Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SK Kaul, was told by Kapil Sibal that Khan was willing to appear before the Court after March 11, when ongoing Assembly Election process is over. Sibal also told the Apex Court that being a minister, Khan is the ex-officio chairman of the UP Jal Nigam and that he has nothing to do with the case.  In 2013, the UP Jal Nigam filed a service petition against Khan challenging the judgement of UP Public Services Tribunal in favor of D.K. Singh, Assistant engineer against whom the tribunal had initiated recovery proceedings for financial irregularities. Khan’s exemption application moved on his behalf was rejected by the bench comprising of Sudhir Agarwala and RN Mishra.

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