Senior Samajwadi Party Leader Azam Khan was fined Rs. 14 lakh and given a 10-year prison sentence in a 2016 case

Rampur (UP), May 30: In a case pertaining to the forced eviction, looting, and intimidation of residents of Rampur’s Dungarpur colony during the SP government’s rule in 2016, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan was given a 10-year prison sentence and fined Rs 14 lakh by an MP/MLA court in Rampur.

Azam Khan was found guilty by the court of many offenses under the Indian Penal Code, such as criminal trespass, criminal intimidation, malicious insult, and mischief causing harm. Three other people, including Aale Hasan, a former circle officer, and Azhar Ahmed Khan, the former chairwoman of the Rampur municipal board, were found guilty and given sentences of five years each and fines totaling Rs 2.5 lakh.

The investigation began in 2016, when Azam Khan and his associates are said to have destroyed homes in the Dungarpur slum to create room for government shelters. The locals accused them of breaking into their houses without permission, beating them, and stealing money and personal items. Following Uttar Pradesh’s change of government in 2019, a formal complaint was filed.

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