No Relief for Former Minister Azam Khan and Family in Birth Certificate Case, Next Hearing on May 6

The Allahabad High Court has postponed the next hearing in the case involving the birth certificate of former minister Azam Khan’s son, Abdullah Azam, to May 6. As of now, Azam Khan, his wife Tazeen Fatima, and their son have not received any interim relief.

The case continued for the second consecutive day after the lunch break on Tuesday, presided over by Justice Sanjay Kumar Singh. The family faces accusations related to falsifying Abdullah Azam’s birth certificate to meet election candidacy requirements. Originally, his birth date was recorded as January 1, 1993, but was later changed to September 30, 1990, in a new certificate issued by the Lucknow Municipal Corporation.

The MP-MLA Special Court in Rampur previously sentenced each of the accused to seven years in prison over these allegations. The Khan family has filed a criminal revision petition against this sentence and sought bail under this petition.

During the hearing, state government advocate P.C. Shrivastava, along with Additional Government Advocate (AGA) J.K. Upadhyay, argued that Abdullah Azam used the modified certificate to contest elections, which he won. However, his election was later nullified under an election petition. Azam’s lawyer contended that the date modified in the certificate was the actual date of birth and claimed that his client was targeted due to a political conspiracy.

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The case took a significant turn when rival candidate Nawab Kazim Ali Khan, also known as Naved Miyan, and later BJP leader Akash Saxena, challenged Abdullah Azam’s age, leading to the nullification of his election by the High Court. The Supreme Court has also denied relief in this matter.

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