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UP: Abdullah Azam caught in false affidavit case, report filed

Rampur: Trouble seems to be far from over for Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Azam Khan’s family and now, his son Abdullah Azam has been booked at the Swar Kotwali here under Section 125-A of the Representation of the People Act on charges of giving false affidavit in the 2017 Assembly elections.

The report has been filed by In-charge Revenue Inspector Sompal Singh.

As per sources, Abdullah Azam was the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from the Swar seat in the 2017 Assembly elections. There is a dispute over the affidavit he gave related to his age during the nomination in the elections. Although his nomination had been accepted and he had also been elected the MLA. Nawab Qazim Ali Khan aka Naved Miyan, who had fought against him on the BSP’s ticket, had challenged Abdullah’s election in the High Court.

Hearing the petition of Naved Mian, his election was cancelled by the High Court on December 16, 2019. Taking the decision of the court as basis, the Assembly Secretariat has declared this seat vacant and a notice for recovery of salary and allowances has also been given.

Based on a written complaint furnished by Swar’s In-charge Revenue Inspector Sompal Singh in this matter, a report has been filed against Abdullah Azam under Section 125-A of the People’s Representation Act 1950, 1951 and 1989. The complaint states that the Public Representation Act has been violated by Abdullah Azam for filing an false affidavit indicating his wrong age.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police (SP) Shagun Gautam has said that a report has been filed based on the complaint. He said that 44 cases are already registered against Abdullah Azam at the Swar Kotwali. Abdullah Azam had surrendered at the court along with his father Azam Khan and mother Tazeen Fatima on February 26, 2020. Although Tazeen Fatima is out on bail, Azam Khan and Abdullah are still lodged in the Sitapur jail.

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