Supreme Court gives big relief to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan

Publish Date: 18 Apr, 2022 |

The Supreme Court has stayed the Allahabad High Court order allowing acquisition of land allotted to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. In fact, a bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice CT Ravikumar has also issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition filed by the Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust challenging the Allahabad High Court order. Also, further hearing in the case will be held in August 2022.

Relief to Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust

Along with this, the Allahabad High Court had said that government land was encroached upon to build the university. Not only this, a mosque was built instead of the college. All this is illegal. Therefore, except the 12.5 acres originally allotted to the university, the rest of the land is owned by the state government.

The Supreme Court, while accepting the appeal of the trust, issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal told that the government has started the process of taking possession of the land. This should be stopped. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government, strongly opposed this demand. But the judges have ordered to maintain the status quo in this matter for the time being.

Azam Khan got bail from Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court in the case of misuse of official seal and letter pad. The High Court on Tuesday allowed the bail application filed by former cabinet minister Azam Khan in the case of misuse of government letter pad and seal. He will remain in jail for other cases. This order was given by a single bench of Justice Ramesh Sinha. It was said on behalf of the defense before the court that Azam Khan has been in jail for a long time and the charge against him is testable by the Magistrate Court. Apart from this, the matter is politically motivated. 


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