FIR lodged against senior SP leader Azam Khan for commenting against police, EC

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Azam Khan

By Muslim Mirror Network

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan has landed in fresh trouble with the Rampur administration lodging a case accusing him of using “provocative” words against police and the Election Commission during an election meeting two days ago.

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The FIR was lodged Friday evening at Kotwali Police Station on the complaint of one Sujesh Kumar Sagar, the in-charge of the video surveillance team set up by a poll panel for the Rampur by-election.

The FIR came a day after Khan was booked for allegedly making insulting remarks against women during an election meeting.

“Addressing a public meeting in support of Samajwadi Party candidate Asim Raja, former Minister Azam Khan had given a speech in which he used words against constitutional institutions like Police, Election Commissioner, and Election Commission, to provoke the general public,” reads the complaint.

“Mohd Azam Khan in his address said that come here, Chief Election Commissioner, you come here, give the certificate of MLA, we will also clap like fools. You can’t alone fool around, allow us too,” the complaint quoted him as saying.

“But one cannot govern and fool around at the same time. The country cannot be run like that,” it added.

The FIR in this case was lodged on April 9, 2019.

His conviction in the 2019 case had led to his disqualification as a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, which necessitated the Rampur Sadar by-poll.

Azam Khan is currently out on bail in the matter.

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