Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, who is already facing several cases of land grabbing, has landed up in fresh trouble as he been named in the FIR for a dacoity case. In this fresh case, it is alleged that he and his allies forcefully acquired land from a farmer for a school he had built.
A complaint has been filed against Azam Khan, former circle officer Aale Hasan, Fasahat Shanu and Veerendra Goyal by a person named Nanhe. The complainant has alleged that his land along with other’s was taken for construction of Rampur Public School. He was offered a different plot of land in place of his original plot, but that never happened. Rampur SP Ajay Pal Sharma confirmed that Nanhe’s land was grabbed and his house was demolished for the construction of the school.
Not only that, his household items, jewellery and cattle were taken away during the demolition. Police said they found the complaint to be genuine, and the FIR was lodged. The incident had happened on October 15, 2016, and a complaint was filed with police at that time but no action was taken. Now that land grabbing cases against Azam Khan has been pursued by police, this case also has come up. Nanhe had alleged that a group of 25-30 men had arrived and demolished his, threw the belongings out and took away the valuables and cattles. Later the house was bulldozed to cleat the area for the school.
Azam Khan and his aides have been charged with dacoity, criminal conspiracy and forgery in this case. The case has been registered under Sections 452, 354, 389, 305, 448, 427, 504, 506, 120 B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Azam Khan is facing 28 cases on charges of land grabbing for his Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, and one case of stealing books. Yesterday the Rampur District Court had rejected his plea for an anticipatory bail in those cases. Recently he was also declared as Land Mafia by UP government.