Prayagraj. The Allahabad High Court will hear on Thursday the application of Samajwadi Party MLA Azam Khan lodged in Sitapur jail. The hearing will be held at 3.30 pm in the single bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi. Azam Khan has been accused of wrongful possession of Waqf Board property. If he gets bail in this case today, he will be released from jail. It is worth noting that in 71 cases, Azam Khan has got bail, only this case is left, due to which his release is not being done. After the judgment is reserved, the matter is being heard again.
Significantly, after the completion of the hearing on December 4, 2021, the court had reserved the judgment. After which the state government had given an application and demanded to present some new facts. In this case, the UP government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on Wednesday, after which the court is hearing the matter again.
Politics even on Azam’s release
Let us inform that Azam Khan is lodged in Sitapur Jail for the last two years. There was a lot of politics in the past regarding his release when his media advisor Fasahat Ali made serious allegations against Akhilesh Yadav and said that the national president of SP does not want Azam to come out of jail. After this statement of his, many Muslim leaders resigned from the Samajwadi Party. Not only this, Shivpal Yadav also accused Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh that both the leaders did not stand with Azam Khan. After this Shivpal Yadav and Congress’s Acharya Pramod Krishnam also met Azam Khan in Sitapur Jail. However, Azam Khan did not meet SP MLA Ravidas Mehrotra. After which the news of his displeasure with SP also became common. Now if he comes out of jail, all eyes will be on his next political move.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2022, 07:42 IST