SP leader Azam Khan gets 3 years in jail

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan gets three years in jail in 2019 hate speech case along with Rs 25,000 fine

Meanwhile, the court granted him bail in the case.

Akash Saxena, the BJP leader who had filed the complaint against Azam Khan, described the court’s decision as a rehabilitation of his position. He said it was a historic verdict that would make people think twice before making defamatory statements.

The case was registered against Azam Khan at the Milak Kotwali in Rampur on 9 April 2019 for allegedly making provocative remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and IAS Aunjaneya Kumar Singh, the then District Magistrate, under Sections 153a (promoting enmity between two groups) , 505-1 (statement leading to public evil) of the IPC along with Sections 125 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

The leader was released from prison in May after the Supreme Court granted him bail. He has already been in jail for two years in a land grabbing case.

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