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ED records statement of SP leader Azam Khan's son Mohd Abdullah in money laundering case

The ED had filed a case against Abdullah’s father and senior SP leader Azam Khan in connection with the transfer of funds to Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust that runs Mohammad Ali Jauhar University

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SP leader Azam Khan

New Delhi, July 7

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on recorded the statement of Samjawadi Party leader Mohammad Abdullah Azam, son of SP leader Azam Khan in a money laundering case. 

Abdullah, who was recently elected from Suar Assembly seat in Rampur, was summoned by the ED to join the probe.

The ED had filed a case against Abdullah’s father and senior SP leader Azam Khan in connection with the transfer of funds to Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust that runs Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. Azam Khan is the university’s founder and chancellor.

The ED will also question Tanzeen Fatima, wife of Azam Khan, to join the probe and record her statement. The ED has already questioned Azam Khan in connection with the case.

The ED had issued notices to around two dozen people in connection with the case. Most of those served with notices are from Rampur and had reportedly donated to the Trust. It is alleged that several people who donated to the trust received government contracts for construction works and supply of goods and materials as “kickbacks”. 

The ED had also sent letters to Rampur district administration and police seeking information about Azam Khan, his Trust and the university. It is to be noted that after being lodged in jail for almost two years, Azam Khan was released in May this year after he got bail in over six dozen cases. Khan, his wife and son surrendered before a local court in Rampur in connection with a case related to alleged forgery of Abdullah’s birth certificate.

81 cases have been registered against Azam Khan on various charges, including land grabbing, cheating and criminal trespass at different police stations in Rampur. 




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