Relief to Azam Khan: The Supreme Court has given its verdict on the bail application of Samajwadi Party MLA Azam Khan lodged in Sitapur Jail today i.e. on May 19. The SP leader has got interim bail from the court.
Supreme Court directs Azam Khan to apply for regular bail before the concerned court within two weeks. However, it is still not clear whether Azam Khan will be able to come out of jail now or not.
The Supreme Court directs Azam Khan to apply for regular bail before the court concerned within two weeks. The court says that the interim bail will continue till the regular bail is decided by the competent court.
The Supreme Court has granted interim bail to SP leader Azam Khan in a case related to Kotwali police station in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.
A bench of Supreme Court Justice L Nageswara Rao, Justice BR Gavai and Justice A S Bopanna has given the verdict on the bail of the former SP minister.
As soon as he got bail in one case, Azam Khan, upset over the registration of another case, had approached the Supreme Court and filed a bail application, in which Azam's lawyer Kapil Sibal sought bail through several arguments. On this, the Supreme Court had reserved the decision on bail.
Taking cognizance of the complaint of BJP leader Akash Kumar Saxena, another case has been registered against Azam Khan. There is an allegation against the SP leader that he had obtained recognition by making a certificate of the building of Rampur Public School forged.
A total of 89 cases have been registered against SP leader Azam Khan, in all these cases he has now got bail. He has already got bail in 88 cases including the enemy property case.
The Supreme Court, in the exercise of its power under Article 142 of the Constitution, has granted interim bail to Azam. Azam Khan is serving sentence in Sitapur Jail for the last 26 months. Azam Khan's lawyers are making every effort to get him released, but have not been successful so far in getting him back home.