Setback for Azam Khan In Hate Speech Case As Allahabad HC Dismisses Petition
Prayagraj, Nov 16 (TNA) Former UP minister Mohd Azam Khan received a jolt from the Allahabad High Court in the hate speech case as the court on Wednesday rejectedhis petition as it was groundless.
Earlier, the Rampur court had convicted Azam in the hate speech case and sentenced him to three years. Along with this, his assembly membership was also cancelled. After that, the stay application filed on his behalf was also rejected by the court. Because of the cancellation of his membership, the by-election is now being held on the Rampur seat.
A single bench of Justice Samit Gopal dismissed Azam Khan's petition on Wednesday. Azam Khan's petition had become infructuous because of the decision of the trial court. Because of which this decision came.
Significantly, this matter related to hate speech is during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Azam Khan allegedly made objectionable and inflammatory remarks during an election speech in Milak assembly of Rampur. The complaint was made by BJP leader Akash Saxena.