Rampur Court Convicts Azam Khan in 2019 Hate Speech Case

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RAMPUR, UP — The special MP/MLA court of Rampur convicted Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday in the 2019 hate speech case.

He was taken into judicial custody, and the quantum of sentence will be pronounced at 3 p.m. Thursday, reports IANS.

The case was registered against Azam Khan at Milak Kotwali in Rampur on April 9, 2019, for allegedly making provocative remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and IAS Aunjaneya Kumar Singh, the then district magistrate, under sections 153a (promoting enmity between two groups), 505-1 (statement conducing to public mischief) of IPC along with sections 125 of the Representation of People Act 1951.

Further details were awaited.

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