Supreme Court On Azam Khan: The Supreme Court has made an important comment on the cases being filed one after the other in UP against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. The court has said, “If bail is granted in one case, a new case is registered. If 1-2 cases are registered against someone, it can be understood. But here 89 cases have been registered one after the other. Due to this, he The person is in jail for 2 years.” Yesterday, Azam Khan got bail from the High Court in a case, but due to the registration of a new case, he could not come out. The Supreme Court has made this comment on this.
After the remarks by a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for UP, said, “This is a misconception. We will file an affidavit to dispel this notion.” Allowing this, the Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing for Tuesday, May 17.
Court has already expressed displeasure
Earlier, in the hearing held on May 6, the Supreme Court had made a strong comment on Azam Khan’s bail pending the order in the Allahabad High Court for 5 months. The Supreme Court had called it a mockery of the judicial process.
A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BI Gavai had said, “What is the point of reserve order? Order has not come since 137 days. It is a mockery of judicial process. The accused has got bail in 86 cases. 1 case stayed. We don’t want to say anything more than this. The judges adjourned the hearing to Wednesday, May 11, saying “We want to wait for the High Court’s order. If necessary, we will order.”
What’s the matter?
Azam Khan, who was elected MLA from Rampur, UP, while in jail, is in jail since February 2020. He has about 90 criminal cases against him. Apart from UP Police, these cases have also been registered by central agencies. It was told in his petition that he has got bail in 86 cases. But the High Court has reserved the order on bail in a case since December last year. Inspite of applying several times, the order has not been given.
No relief even after bail
On Tuesday, the High Court also accepted Azam’s application in the last case left for bail. This case was about illegal possession of ‘enemy property’. But before that the warrant for a new case reached Sitapur Jail. This case is related to getting recognition of 3 schools through fake documents. Due to this, it has become necessary for Azam to take bail in this case as well. On getting this information today, the Supreme Court raised questions on the intention of the UP government.