New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved judgment on a plea challenging an order by the Allahabad High Court annulling the election of Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan, son of Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan, to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
A bench of judges Ajay Rastogi and BV Nagarathna heard submissions from all sides and said they would make orders.
The Allahabad High Court had ruled that Abdullah Azam was not qualified to stand for election because he was under 25 when he applied as the PS candidate in Suar constituency in 2017.
Azam Khan and his wife were sent to jail by a court in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh for their alleged role in obtaining a fake birth certificate for Abdullah Azam on the basis of which he contested the election.
The case concerns two birth certificates of Abdullah Azam, who allegedly gave an incorrect date of birth when filing his candidacy for the 2017 election.
Abdullah’s election was overturned by the High Court in Allahabad in December 2019.
A Rampur BJP leader Akash Saxena had filed an FIR at Ganj Police Station on January 3, 2019 alleging fraud in obtaining two birth certificates with different dates. In April, police filed the indictment in the case.
He alleged that Azam Khan’s son also had two passports and two PAN cards.
According to the indictment, in a birth certificate, issued by the municipality of Rampur, the date of birth of Abdullah Azam was mentioned as January 1, 1993. The other certificate stated that he was born in Lucknow September 30, 1990.
A case has also been filed against Azam Khan and his wife as they had submitted an affidavit attesting to the authenticity of their son’s second birth certificate.
Azam Khan represented the Rampur seat in the Lok Sabha and is currently a Samajwadi Party MP for Rampur. His son Abdullah Azam had won the assembly segment of Suar in 2017 but was overturned by the High Court for being underage. He was again elected from Suar in the 2022 Assembly ballot. PTI PKS http://ptinews.com/images/pti.jpg “We bring the world to you” Disclaimer: This email may contain proprietary, confidential, or legally privileged information for the exclusive use of the person or entity to whom this message was originally addressed. Please delete this email if it is not intended for you.