Rampur (UP): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, along with his wife Tazeen Fatima and son Abdullah Azam, received a significant blow as a court in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur convicted them in a 2019 case involving fake birth certificates. The trio has been sentenced to the maximum term of seven years in jail.
Following the court’s decision, the three individuals were promptly taken into judicial custody and will be transferred directly from the court to prison. Representing the prosecution, former District Government Counsel Arun Parkash Saxena confirmed the convictions.
The case, which resulted in the conviction, was initiated based on an FIR filed by BJP MLA Akash Saxena at the Ganj police station in Rampur on January 3, 2019. The charges revolved around allegations that Azam Khan and his wife facilitated the acquisition of two fraudulent birth certificates for their son. One certificate indicated a birth date of January 1, 1993, issued by the Rampur municipality, while the other claimed a birth in Lucknow on September 30, 1990.
In this landmark case, the MP-MLA court magistrate, Shobit Bansal, imposed the maximum seven-year jail term on the three convicted individuals.