Money laundering case registered against Azam Khan over alleged land grab
02 Aug 2019

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday registered a case against senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on allegations of money laundering. The case has been registered against him in connection with multiple alleged land-grab cases that have been registered against him in Uttar Pradesh.

As per officials, the ED has taken cognizance of at least 26 FIRs filed by the state police against Rampur MP to file its Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR). The ECIR is Enforcement Directorate’s equivalent of a police FIR. The ED has also pressed sections of Prevention of Money Laundering Act against him and others who have allegedly grabbed land by threatening extortion, officials told PTI.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Allahabad High Court sought details of the case that led the police to raid Mohammad Ail Jauhar University based in Rampur. The university has been founded by Azam Khan.

The bench comprising justices S K Gupta and S S Shamshery asked Uttar Pradesh’s law officer to inform the court of the case while hearing a plea filed against police raids on the university. The bench then fixed the date of hearing on the plea filed by the university registrar on August 6.

The petition has been filed alleging that the police entered the university premises without a search warrant. They not only destroyed several things but also arrested some of its employees.

Read more at Financial Express

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