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Supreme Court outraged by delay in hearing Azzam Kha’s bail plea, saying it was a joke to justice


The Supreme Court on Friday deplored the delay in hearing the bail suit of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan in the land grab case, calling it a mockery of justice. Panel of judges L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai said Khan has been released on bail in 86 of the 87 cases and will hear the matter on May 11. He’s got a long bail on all but one of the cases.

The Supreme Court further said that this is a joke with justice. We will not say anything else. We’ll hear about it on Wednesday.

Warranty Request Reserved
The lawyer representing Khan before the Supreme Court said the Allahabad High Court on Thursday retained its order on Khan’s bail application in connection with the seizure of enemy property for the Johar University project. Earlier on December 4, 2021, the Supreme Court had reservations about its decision. But later, the state government filed an application and sought permission to present some new facts through a new affidavit filed Thursday.

These are the accusations leveled against the former minister
Notably, the FIR against former Uttar Pradesh Minister Khan and others under the IPC and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act has been registered at Azam Nagar Police Station, Rampur for alleging appropriation of enemy property and embezzlement of public funds worth over Rs Crore. A person named Imam Uddin Qureshi was alleged to have immigrated to Pakistan at the time of partition and his land was registered as enemy property, but Khan, in collusion with others, occupied the relevant plot of 13,842 hectares.

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Azam is a resident of Sitapur Prison
Earlier, the Supreme Court in February rejected Khan’s provisional bail over his campaigning in the Uttar Pradesh elections and asked him to go to the relevant court for early adjudication of the matter. Khan is currently being held in Sitapur Jail in Uttar Pradesh on several cases including land grabbing.

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