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Relief for SP leader Azam Khan: SC grants him interim bail in forgery case

Lawstreet Journal 20 May 2022 10:57pm

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Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan was recently granted interim bail by the Supreme Court for forgery charges against him. The Apex Court ordered him to apply for regular bail before the appropriate court within two weeks. The interim bail is in effect while the court considers the regular bail application. If the court rules against normal bail, the interim bail will remain in effect for another two weeks. (Mohammad Azam Khan v. State of U.P.)

The exceptional powers of Article 142 of the Constitution were used by a three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai, and AS Bopanna. "This is a fit case to exercise the powers under Article 142.", Justice Gavai stated in the order's main body. 

Azam Khan asked for the quashing of the proceedings lodged under 420 and 120B of the IPC in his writ petition for bail. In addition, the appeal pleaded with the Supreme Court to direct the State of Uttar Pradesh to approach it before any further arrests of Khan. Other reliefs in the writ petition have not been addressed by the court.

When the Allahabad High Court took an unnecessary amount of time to decide on his bail application in another case, the bench expressed its unhappiness. On May 6, 2022, it issued the High Court an oral ultimatum to issue orders. Khan was later granted bail by the High Court, although he was not immediately released. He is being held in judicial custody until May 19, 2022, in connection… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Azam Khan   Supreme Court of India   Constitution of India   Allahabad High Court   Sitapur Jail   Mohammad Azam Khan   Article 142   Constitution of India   Justice L Nageswara Rao   Justice BR Gavai   Justice AS Bopanna   Indian Penal Code 1860   Section 420   Section 120B   Allahabad High Court   Lok Sabha Elections  
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