The Allahabad High Court today granted bail to Samajwadi Party Leader and UP MLA Azam Khan in an alleged case of grabbing Enemy Property and using it for the construction of the Mohammed Ali Jauhar University.
The FIR in the instant case was filed against Azam and others alleging that during the Partition of the Country, one Imamuddin Qureshi went to Pakistan and his land was recorded as enemy property, but Khan, in collusion with others, grabbed the plot and on that very property Mohammed Ali Jauhar University was built by a trust headed by Khan.
The bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi had reserved the orders in his bail plea on Thursday. The order granting bail to him comes 4 days after the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure at Allahabad High Court for keeping Khan's Bail Plea Pending for a considerable period.
The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned to May 11 the application filed by Khan, seeking bail as the Bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai noted that Allahabad High Court has already reserved its order in Khan's application for bail.
Importantly, on 4 December 2021, the High Court had reserved its decision on Khan's bail plea in connection with this matter, however, later on, the state government had submitted an application seeking permission to present some new facts through fresh affidavits and thus, order in his bail plea got delayed.
Apart from this particular case, he has secured bail in all other cases. However, recently he was booked on charges of submitting a forged building certificate to obtain recognition for the Rampur Public School of which he is the chairman.
As per the report of PTI, a warrant was issued against him by an MP-MLA court on May 6. Apparently, he needs to get bail in this matter as well in order to come out of Sitapur Jail, where he is lodged presently.