The Allahabad High Court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan after he failed to appear before the court on at least three occasions
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant any relief to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who sought to quash an arrest warrant issued against him.
“We are of the considered opinion that this application must be made before the high court of Allahabad," the court said.
A bench comprising chief justice J.S. Khehar, justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul asked Khan to appear before the high court at 2pm on 8 March.
The Allahabad High Court had issued a non-bailable warrant against the Uttar Pradesh state minister after he failed to appear before the court on at least three occasions.
The case relates to financial irregularities in the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam Board where Khan is ex-officio chairperson.
“Due to the ongoing assembly elections in the state, he has prior appointments and his reputation as a politician will be affected if he missed such public meetings," the lawyer representing Khan told the court explaining why he did not appear before the court.