Azam Khan: The Supreme Court has made a strong comment on the pending order in the Allahabad High Court on the bail of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for 5 months. The Supreme Court has called it a mockery of the judicial process. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BI Gavai adjourned the hearing to Wednesday, May 11 and said- “We want to wait for the High Court’s order. If necessary, we will order.”
While in jail, Azam Khan, who was elected MLA from Rampur in UP, 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.
This is a mockery of the judicial process – Judge
Today, the lawyer of the UP government told the Supreme Court that the state government had given an application in the matter in the High Court, on Thursday, the High Court has reserved the order on it. Commenting strongly on this, Justice Nageswara Rao said- “What is the meaning of reserve order? The order has not come since 137 days. It is a mockery of the judicial process. The accused has got bail in 86 cases. 1 case is pending. We don’t want to say anything more than this right now.” The judges also said that they are waiting for the High Court’s order. If necessary, we will pass an order in the next hearing.
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