scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, August 11, 2022

ED summons SP leader Azam Khan’s wife, son for questioning in PMLA case

Azam Khan has been grilled by the agency in the case when he was lodged in Sitapur jail. He is out on bail at present.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: July 5, 2022 2:51:13 pm
azam khan, ed summon, ed news, samajwadi party, up news, delhi news, delhi news todayAzam Khan's son Abdullah Azam Khan, MLA from the Swar assembly seat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, and wife Tazeen Fatma have been asked to depose separately before the ED's regional office in Lucknow this week. (File)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned the wife and son of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for questioning in a money laundering case being probed against him, officials said.

Khan, 73, is also a SP MLA from Rampur seat.

His son Abdullah Azam Khan, MLA from the Swar assembly seat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, and wife Tazeen Fatma have been asked to depose separately before the ED’s regional office in Lucknow this week. The agency wants to record their statements under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the case being probed against Azam Khan, they said.

Azam Khan has been grilled by the agency in the case when he was lodged in Sitapur jail. He is out on bail at present.

Subscriber Only Stories
Why Nitish Kumar felt the absence of Sushil Modi, ‘Jaitley channel’Premium
RSS shake-up for BJP: Why and where allPremium
Indian Monsoon 2022 Live Updates: 2 dead as heavy rains lash Himachal; 3 ...Premium
Delhi Confidential: Shashi Tharoor to receive Legion Of Honour, France&#8...Premium

He was released from jail in May after 27 months following the Supreme Court granting him interim bail in an alleged forgery case.

The agency has initiated probe against Khan in 2019 after taking cognisance of at least 26 FIRs filed by the state police against him including allegations that a university run by him in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh has been raised over a land that has been grabbed from a ‘enemy property’.

Khan is the chairman of the Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Trust which runs the three branches of the Rampur Public School.

He has earlier served as the urban development minister in the SP government headed by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Delhi News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 05-07-2022 at 02:48:09 pm

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement