Azam Khan still not granted bail, Supreme Court says it's a mockery of justice

New Delhi: The high court will hear the bail plea of senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and sitting MLA Azam Khan on Wednesday, May 11. During the hearing of the case in the Supreme Court, the council told a bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao that the high court had reserved its verdict on Azam Khan's bail plea yesterday. On this, the Supreme Court said that even after the passage of 137 days, the decision in the matter has not been given till date.  

Calling it a mockery of justice, the Supreme Court said it will hear the matter on Wednesday itself. The court also noted that Azam Khan has been granted bail in 86 other cases. In his petition, Azam Khan has sought interim bail from the Supreme Court in the FIR registered against him under Offence No. 312 on September 19, 2019, at Azimnagar police station in Rampur under Section 420, 467, 468, 471,447, 201, 120B of IPC 1860 and Section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, till a final decision on the bail plea is taken from the Allahabad High Court.

The petition was filed by Azam Khan's lawyer Lajafir Ahmed. Earlier, Azam Khan's side had told the supreme court that the Allahabad high court had reserved its verdict on his bail plea in December 2021. Later, the UP government moved a fresh application to present some new facts in this regard. The Allahabad High Court then heard the bail plea again. Azam Khan has not been able to get bail in the same case so far. Azam has been lodged in Sitapur jail since February 2020.    

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