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Jailed Samajwadi Party Leader Azam Khan Approaches Supreme Court Seeking Bail to Campaign in UP Elections

Azam Khan continues to be lodged in Sitapur jail (in UP) since February 2020 with many cases registered against him.

Published: January 22, 2022 9:55 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

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Azam Khan is currently lodged in Sitapur jail in connection with a number of cases, including that of land grabbing, lodged against him in Rampur.

Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has approached the Supreme Court seeking interim bail to campaign in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, reported news agency ANI. Khan, in his plea, said that the state has “adopted all means available” to delay the proceedings on his three remaining bail applications to ensure that he remains incarcerated during the state assembly elections set to be held in Uttar Pradesh from February 10 to March 7 and can’t campaign for his party.

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He further said that although said that been able to secure bail in all other cases pending against him, proceedings in the three cases have been “purposefully” delayed. Khan has been lodged in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur jail since February 2020 with many cases registered against him.

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