Properties of fugitives Azam Khan and relatives to be united

RAMPUR: One day after rejecting the advance bail statements of Samajwadi party Leader Azam khan , his wife Tanzeen Fatimah and his son Abdullah Azam, both MLA, and declaring them fugitives, a local court on Tuesday ordered the confiscation of their movable and immovable property in connection with a case of forgery. The defendants have been charged under various sections of the IPC for allegedly helping their child obtain two false birth certificates.

In a separate case related to an alleged encroachment over enemy property by Azam khan , District Judge and additional sessions Dhirendra Kumar had granted Azam an advance bond on Monday, but ordered him to turn in his passport to the police and seek prior permission from the court before embarking on a trip abroad.

In September 2019, the court issued a subpoena to the three legislators, after knowing the charge sheet presented by the Rampur police, in which the three have been accused of forgery and deception. The court had ordered the SHO of the Ganj police station, under whose jurisdiction the family resides, to ensure compliance with their order.

Thereafter, the court issued amparo orders against the Khans after they did not appear before him.

After the prosecution alleged that the defendants were secretly changing valuables from their home, following the instructions of the court, the police carried out an investigation and discovered that the charges were true.

Following this, the court invoked section 82 of CrPC to proclaim them “absconders”. The court directed the police to comply with the proclamation notice against Azam khan and others into the matter.

The defendants have been charged under sections 420 (deception and dishonestly inducing the delivery of goods), 467 (falsification of valuable security, testament), 468 (forgery for purposes of deception) and 471 (using as document genuine counterfeit) (IPC)

On January 3, 2019, local BJP Leader had lodged a complaint alleging that Azam and his wife helped their son in obtaining two fake birth certificates – one from Lucknow and another from following which an FIR was registered at Ganj Kotwali.

Additional district government counsel Ram Avtar Saini said, “The court rejected the anticipatory bail applications of Azam khan , his wife and son in three separate cases related to Abdullah's date of birth certificates, PAN cards and passport.”