Kirti Azad appears before court on arrest warrant



Darbhanga (Bihar): Former Indian cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad on Wednesday appeared before a local court following an arrest warrant against him in connection with an old case of rioting here.

The cricketer-turned-politician appeared before the First-Class Judicial Magistrate S H Q Rizvi after a non-bailable arrest warrant had been issued against him as he did not report to the court on the previous date.

Later he left for New Delhi to look after his ailing father and former Chief Minister Bhagwat Jha Azad who was undergoing treatment in the AIIMS.

Azad and others were booked on the charges of rioting and causing damage to public property during an agitation against power shortage in Darbhanga town in 2003.

PTI