Azam Khan Relief for UP court overturns his conviction in 2019 hate speech case


Azam Khan lost his Uttar Pradesh Assembly membership, resulting in a by-poll, which was won by the BJP’s Akash Saxena. A Rampur court on Wednesday acquitted Senior Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan in a 2019 hate speech case. Rampur Additional District and session judge (MP/MLA court) Amitveer Singh set aside a lower court order that convicted. The run-up to the 2019 lok sabha election and sentenced him to three years in prison. khan was alleged to have used improper language for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others. October 27, 2022. order was passed by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate-1 Nishant Mann.

The October 27 verdict, which was set aside on Wednesday, was passed by additional chief judicial Magistrate-1 Nishant Mann.” The court has acquitted him. The proceedings have been wrapped up in the case in which he was convicted by the lower court in October” Maurya. Advocate Zubair Ahmed, who represented the former MP and MLA in the court, said that his legal team will now. He has been acquitted in the same case that he was earlier convicted in which had resulted in his disqualification.

The speech was made during the campaign for the 2019 lok sabha election Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party had contested in an alliance. Khan had fought the election from Rampur Lok sabha and won against BJP ‘s actor candidate Jayaprada. Khan had secured 52.69 percent of the votes while Nahata had got 42.33 percent khan gave up his Lok Sabha.

BJP came to power in uttar pradesh in 2017, and as many as 81 cases were registered against Khan in Rampur on various charges, including land grabbing, cheating, and criminal trespass.

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