Azam Khan Land Grabbing Case: UP Police Filed 72 Cases Against SP Leader Since April, Decides to Open His 'History Sheet'
Azam Khan (Photo Credits: PTI)

Lucknow, August 12: The Rampur district administration and police have started looking at the history of the Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha member - Azam Khan - days after he was declared part of the 'land mafia' by the administration. Since April, around 72 cases have been filed against him.

Informing more about the development, Rampur District Magistrate Aunjaneya Kumar Singh had said, as reported by Indian Express, "Since most cases lodged against Azam Khan are criminal, such as allegations of land grabbing and theft, we have decided to open his history sheet." Adding on, he said, "Of the 72 cases, police have filed charge sheets in 15 cases and the investigation is still pending in other cases." Why is Azam Khan Staying Away from Rampur?

Meanwhile, sources in the police department informed that the police will be monitoring the SP leader's activities, after calling him a history-sheeter. As per the reports, the latest case against Khan was lodged on Thursday.

According to the case, Khan and a former executive officer of the district Municipal Board have been booked for allegedly capturing land under Enemy Property and making it part of the Jauhar University. It is to be known that the SP leader is the chancellor of the University.

Also, the Uttar Pradesh police are conducting searches to trace Khan’s close aide and retired deputy SP Aalay Hasan Khan, who has been named as co-accused with Khan in nearly 30 cases. As per to the information, Hasan is absconding.