Allahabad High Court grants interim bail to Azam Khan

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan in a case related to the alleged seizure of enemy property for his Jauhar University project.

The bail order was passed by Judge Rahul Chaturvedi.

The provisional bond was granted on the condition that Khan return all enemy property to the paramilitary forces and provide a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two bonds of a similar amount.

However, Khan will not be able to get out of jail as a district court in Rampur issued a warrant against him in another case last week, his lawyer said.

Khan’s lawyer, Khaleel Ullaha Khan, said by telephone from Rampur that the High Court had granted him bail.

But the MP for Rampur could not get out of jail as police served him a warrant at Sitapur jail in another case, he said.

An FIR was filed at Azem Nagar Police Station in Rampur against Khan and others in 2019 for alleged seizure of enemy property and embezzlement of public funds of over hundreds of crores of rupees.

It was alleged in the FIR that during the first partition, Imamuddin Qureshi went to Pakistan and his land was registered as enemy property, but Khan, in collusion with others, seized the land from 13,842 hectares. Khan’s bail comes after the Supreme Court on May 6 expressed dissatisfaction with the delay in hearing his bail application in the land grabbing case, saying it was a “parody of justice”.

A bench made up of judges L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai noted that Khan had been released on bail in 86 of the 87 cases and said he would hear the case on May 11.

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