UP Government Gives Nod To Prosecute Azam Khan For CRPF Comment


The Uttar Pradesh government has given the nod to prosecute senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for allegedly making objectionable remarks against CRPF personnel last year.

Speaking to media, Additional Superintendent of Police, Rampur, Sudha Singh said, “The prosecution sanction has been given by the state government in the matter. Now a charge sheet will be filed against Azam Khan under IPC sections 153 A.”

The case against Azam Khan was lodged in this regard under sections 153A and 505 of the IPC. The maximum punishment in each of the sections amounts to three years of imprisonment or fine or both.

The FIR against Mr Khan was lodged on the complaint of former BJP lawmaker Shiv Bahadur Saxena’s son Akash Saxena for his statement in June last year which allegedly said, “Women terrorists were chopping off the private parts of the security personnel to send across a strong message which should leave the entire country ashamed.” Read More

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