Samajwadi party veteran leader Azam Khan along with his son Abdullah Azam and wife Tazeen Fatima has been given seven-day judicial custody by a local court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. The MP’s family had been neglecting summons by the courts in several cases slapped against them after which warrants had been issued against them.
Azam Khan behind bars
According to the sources, a regional court on Wednesday, had requested attachments of the properties of Mohmmad Azam Khan, Tanzeen Fatima, and Abdullah Azam after non-bailable warrants were announced against them in one of the cases and they still not bothered to appear in court.
It was then the family members were sent to seven-day judicial custody.
The matter is all about the fake birth certificate provided by Abdullah Azam who had won from the Suar assembly seat in 2017.
Fake birth certificate
The appeal was filed by Bahujan Samaj Party’s Nawab Kazim Ali who had alleged that Abdullah was born in 1993 instead of 1990 which he had mentioned in his poll affidavit, thus making him ineligible for contesting 2017 UP Assembly polls. Abdullah had earlier been accused of possessing two PAN cards as well.
After the matter was taken to court Abdullah had to lose his assembly membership. Sources present at Rampur Court revealed that the family members of Azam Khan along with him had applied for bail in the matter of fake birth certificate, but it was rejected while the next hearing for the same has been fixed on March 2.
Meanwhile, Azam Khan was booked for land grabbing, encroachment, book theft, power theft, statue theft, buffalo theft, goat theft.
Looking at security concerns heavy police force has been stationed in Rampur Court premises, while two companies of Public Accounts Committee(PAC) have been deployed at the residence of Azam Khan.