The Supreme Court of India has granted bail to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Khan in document forgery case.
Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Khan are accused of rigging the latter’s age on his educational certificates to help him participate in Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017.
His son was elected from Suar assembly constituency of Rampur. The allegation was levelled that Azam Khan and Abdullah has eluded the authority by providing forged certificates. Abdullah is born on January 1, 1993 according to his educational certificates. But as per his birth certificate he was born on September 30, 1991 as per the allegations against the SP leaders.
The court has directed that both of the accused should be released after trail courts has recorded their statements on the forgery case. The apex court has also given a time limit of 4 weeks for their release.
Azam Khan has been imprisoned in Sitapur jail since February last year. He is being trial in more than 100 cases filed against him. His son is also in Sitapur jail for multiple cases.
In November last year, Azam Khan and his was denied bail by Allahabad High Court.