ED Files Money Laundering Case Against SP Leader Azam Khan
The agency said it has taken congnisance of at least 26 UP Police FIRs against the Azam Khan.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a criminal case of money laundering against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. The case is in connection with multiple alleged land grab cases registered against him in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Thursday, 1 August.
The agency said it has taken congnisance of at least 26 UP Police FIRs against the Member of Parliament (MP) to file its Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR).
The ECIR is ED's equivalent of a police FIR.
Sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act have been pressed against Khan and others who are alleged to have grabbed land by threatening extortion, they said.
Earlier in the day, security was tightened on Thursday, after police detained his son, MLA Abdullah Azam Khan in Rampur for violation of section 144.
On Wednesday, police and district administration held joint raids at Khan’s Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. Rampur SP Ajaypal Sharma said that over 2,500 rare stolen books have been recovered from the university’s library till now.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI)
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