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Yogi Adityanath govt declares Azam Khan ‘Land Mafia’

Lucknow | The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has declared Samajwadi Party leader and Lok Sabha MP Azam Khan as ‘Land Mafia’.

The Rampur District Administration of Uttar Pradesh added Rampur MP Azam Khan in the list of ‘Land Mafia’ category on state government’s ‘Anti-Bhoo Mafia’ website.

Speaking on the development, Ajay Pal Sharma, SP Rampur said,” Till date 23 FIRs have been registered against SP MP Azam Khan in connection with land encroachment. As per the complaints filed by farmers police officials used to threaten them &grab the land illegally. A team has been formed to investigate the matter.”

Responding to the FIRs of land encroachment Azam Khan said,” Since I won the election against BJP, I am being punished. All allegations are false. They can investigate if they want to. There are enemies all around me.”

As per the local police, Khan has over 30 cases of land grabbing under his name of either government or farmer land.  Earlier a case was registered against Azam Khan based on the FIR filed by the Revenue Department in his constituency. The FIR states that the Samajwadi MP along with former police officer Aalehasan Khan allegedly grabbed 5,000 hectares land of 26 farmers and constructed Mohammed Ali Jauhar University, a multi-crore project of Azam Khan.

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