Rampur, Aug 28 (IANS) The district court here has rejected a bail plea filed by Samajwadi Party MP Mohd Azam Khan.
Khan had sought anticipatory bail in the 29 cases of land grabbing registered against him in Rampur. The cases are related to the FIRs lodged by farmers of Aliyaganj area.
The farmers have accused Azam Khan of forcibly grabbing their land during the Samajwadi Party regime in the state. The land is now a part of Khan’s Jauhar University.
One case is related to the theft of books from the Aaliya Madarsa. These books were recovered from the Jauhar University’s library during a search operation carried out by the police.
Azam’s lawyers, led by S.R. Khan, alleged that the cases were a result of political vendetta and the land had been purchased with due process.
Government counsel, Ajay Tiwari, argued that these allegations were false and cases were registered on basis of documental proof and proper investigations.