Complaint against Azam Khan for calling Modi ‘criminal’

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A lawsuit was filed against cabinet minister Mohammad Azam Khan in a Kanpur court for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi one of the “top 10 criminals of the world”.

The accuser, Ram Sewak Shukla, a retired executive engineer of the Jal Nigam, gave his testimony before the city magistrate (II).

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Shukla said Khan had insulted people on constitutional posts by his comments and had hurt the sentiments of millions of people by calling Modi a criminal.

He also presented newspaper cuttings before the court in which the Uttar Pradesh minister was quoted as saying in Faizabad on July 22 that the prime minister was a world class criminal.

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Through his lawyer Kripa Shanker Tandon, Shukla further informed that he had served a legal notice to the minister seeking apology for his comments, but the minister did not respond.

The next date of hearing has been fixed for November 17.

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