Rampur, Feb 26, 2020: Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, his wife Tanzin Fatima and son Abdullah Azam were on Wednesday sent to judicial custody by a local court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh after their bail application in a case related to the alleged forgery of Abdullah’s birth certificate was rejected by a local court.
Circle Officer Rampur (City) Vidya Kishore Sharma said that they were arrested in court when they had come to surrender at the court of Additional District Judge VI.
“They had come to surrender at the court and were arrested there outside the court and were presented in front of the judge. They have been sent to jail till March 2. We are trying to get their remand in other cases too. They have been arrested in a case of fake birth certificate,” said Sharma.
Azam and his family members face several other cases with Azam having 86 cases lodged against him since April last year.
Taking to Twitter, media advisor to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Mrityunjay Kumar said, "Azam Khan going to jail is the result of zero tolerance of the government on corruption."
In July last year, the FIR in the case for allegedly using false documents to get his passport was lodged at the Civil Lines police station in Rampur. The FIR was lodged based on a complaint by local BJP leader Akash Saxena.