Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan’s son and Uttar Pradesh MLA Abdullah Azam Khan was on Wednesday detained by the police for allegedly obstructing raids being conducted at the Maulana Ali Jauhar University in Rampur.
The Uttar Pradesh police had conducted raids in the premises of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, which is headed by Abdullah's father Azam Khan, on Tuesday as well. Abdullah is the Chief Executive Officer of the University.
Sources had said that as many as 2,000 stolen, rare and valuable, books were recovered from the library during the raids. The raid was conducted on the basis of FIR, filed at the Ganj police station on June 16 about missing books from the world-famous Raza library and Madarsa Alia.
In another unrelated development, a case was registered against the Samajwadi Party MLA on Tuesday for allegedly forging documents to obtain passport. The FIR was registered at the Civil Lines police station, citing discrepancies in the age proof submitted by him.
The complaint was filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Akash Saxena.
In his complaint, the BJP leader alleged that Abdullah Khan obtained a passport on the basis of false documents. Saxena claimed that the SP leader has mentioned different birth dates in education certificates and the passport documents.
According to police sources, Abdullah Khan has been booked under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 12 of the Passport Act.
Abdullah Khan represents the Suar constituency of Rampur district.