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Azhar courts arrest over UP chief row, released

July 17, 2009 15:21 IST

Congress Member of Parliament Mohammad Azharduddin on Friday courted arrest, along with his supporters in Moradabad, to protest against the ransacking of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi's residence in Lucknow.

Azharuddin, after offering Friday's namaz at the Jama Masjid in Moradabad today afternoon, took out a march along with his supporters from Jama Masjid despite prohibitory orders.

The former Indian cricket captain was arrested at Mughalpura police station and was later released along with his supporters by City Magistrate Rajnish Rai.

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