Azam Khan of Samajwadi Party Gets 2 Yr Jail in Hate Speech Case

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and MLA Azam Khan was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Rampur MP/MLA court on Saturday in a hate speech case.

He was punished for his remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at a public meeting in Rampur’s Dhanora.

A case was registered against Azam Khan at Shahzad Nagar police station in Rampur in connection with the hate speech case.

In May this year, the SP MLA was acquitted in another 2019 hate speech case for which he was convicted in October 2022. It was again related to his derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A Rampur court had awarded three years jail to him in this case that led to his disqualification from the UP assembly.

Azam Khan filed an appeal in the MP/MLA court challenging the Rampur court order. The court, after hearing the appeal, acquitted him.

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