UP Court Sentences Azam Khan to 10 Year Jail and 14 Lakh Fine- Know More

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined Rs 14 lakh by a Rampur MP/MLA court in a case related to the forcible eviction, looting, and intimidation of residents of Dungarpur colony in Rampur during the SP government’s tenure in 2016.

The court found Azam Khan guilty under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including criminal trespass, intentional insult, criminal intimidation, and mischief causing damage. Three others, including the former Rampur municipal chairperson Azhar Ahmed Khan and former circle officer Aale Hasan, were also convicted and sentenced to 5 years in prison with a fine of Rs 2.5 lakh each.

The case dates back to 2016 when houses in Dungarpur colony were allegedly demolished by Azam Khan and his aides to make way for government shelters. Residents accused them of forcibly entering their homes, assaulting them, and looting money and belongings. An FIR was registered in 2019 after the change of government in Uttar Pradesh.

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This is the sixth case in which the 76-year-old former minister has been convicted in the past two years. Azam Khan is currently serving a sentence in Sitapur jail in another criminal case.

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