Senior leader of the Samajwadi Party Azam Khan was released from the Sitapur district jail in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning, a day after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in a fraud case relating to Kotwali police station in Rampur. Azam Khan was jailed for two years for several cases, including land use.
Of the 89 cases, 88 were granted bail and the Supreme Court granted interim bail, leading to his release.
A release order was received at around 11 pm on Thursday night and an SP leader was released at 8 am on Friday morning following all procedures, the news agency PTI reported.
After his release, Khan was greeted by his sons Abdullah Azam Khan and Adeeb Azam Khan, leader of the Progressive Socialist Party (Lohia) Shivpal Singh Yadav and a large number of supporters.
“The Supreme Court has given justice,” said Abdullah Azam Khan, a Mawar of Suvar constituency, before his father was released from Sitapur district jail.
ANI reported that Adeeb Azam Khan had said, “I am very happy (with the Supreme Court order).
On Thursday, a bench headed by Justice El Nageshwar Rao granted Khan an interim bail in a fraud case, saying the facts in the present case are so strange that it is an appropriate case to exercise his extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution.
“The FIR of 2020 is Crime No. 70, directed to release the applicant on interim bail in connection with a case registered at Kotwali, Rampur, Police Station, Uttar Pradesh for offenses punishable under Section 420 (fraud) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). And the Indian Penal Code on conditions, ”said Rao.
The bench noted that “under normal circumstances, we are not currently considering a writ petition.
(With inputs from agencies)