In a continuing crackdown against controversial SP leader Azam Khan, police have detained his son Abdullah Azam Khan and his supporters again today. He was also detained yesterday for obstructing Uttar Pradesh police’s raids on Mohammad Ali Jauhar University.
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Abdullah is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and is an elected representative from the Suar Assembly Constituency in the state. Today, Samajwadi Party organised a huge rally in Rampur as a show of strength to protest against the raids against Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan. Abdullah was found violating Section 144, imposed by the police on the account of the ‘Save Azam’ rally staged by Samajwadi Party in Rampur today.
As per reports, UP Police had blocked all roads leading to the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University and imposed section 144 in the area. Despite this, Abdullah and his supporters tried to storm the university, leading to clashes with the police.
In an unrelated matter, Abdullah is also under investigation for allegedly submitting false details in his passport. According to reports, Abdullah Azam Khan has been booked under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 12 of the Passport Act.
Earlier, the police had carried out raids at the university and recovered many valuable old books stolen from a centuries-old Madarsa in Rampur. Abdullah Khan later held a candlelight vigil to protest the raids outside the University. Azam Khan, the father of the SP MLA from Suar is the founder and chancellor of the university. The police conducted search operations at ‘Mumtaz Central Library’ of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University following a complaint by the principal of Madrasa Aliya, wherein he stated that 9000 books and rare manuscripts from the Madrasa have been stolen. The madrasa was established in 1774.
SP leader Azam Khan is facing dozens of FIRs over land grabbing cases.
In addition this, an FIR has been filed against the Samajwadi stalwart for allegedly stealing two lion statues which were installed at the Rampur club.