Rampur: In a significant setback for Samajwadi Party MP Mohammad Azam Khan, the U.P government has taken back the 173 acres of land of Jauhar University on Thursday.
The Tehsil team, which arrived at the university this afternoon, evicted the Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Trust of Azam Khan along with the land.
This comes as the Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition against proceedings to take over the university land initiated by the U.P Government for non-adherence to certain conditions on which the land for the institution was granted to the Trust in 2005.
This Trust runs the Jauhar university and Azam Khan is its president, while his wife city MLA Dr. Tajin Fatima is the secretary. Currently, Azam Khan and his son is in jail for the past one and a half year. The team under the leadership of Tehsildar (Sadar) Pramod Kumar reached in the afternoon to take possession of Jauhar University land.
The Tehsildar spoke to the Vice-Chancellor of Jauhar University, Sultan Muhammad Khan. He was asked to sign the eviction documents but, he expressed his inability to sign, claiming himself to be just an employee. On this, the action of eviction of 173 acres of land was taken in the presence of two witnesses and the police. In the month of January itself, the Tehsil administration had ordered this land in favour of the state government.