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Jailed SP leader Azam Khan, son Abdullah shifted to Medanta for Covid treatment

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Jailed SP leader Azam Khan, son Abdullah shifted to Medanta for Covid treatment

Lucknow: Former minister in Samajwadi Party’s government and Rampur MP, Azam Khan and his son, Abdullah Azam, who are currently lodged in Sitapur district jail were shifted to L-3 hospital in Medanta, Lucknow on Sunday.

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The father and son duo was tested positive for Covid on May 1. They were among 15 other jail inmates, who had contracted the virus.

Talking about it, the DG Prisons, Anand Kumar said that based on the examination of a panel of doctors it was decided to send Rampur MP Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan to an L-3 level hospital in Lucknow and Medanta hospital was decided for it.

Prison officials said that Azam and his son were sent to Lucknow amid heavy security, escorted by an armed police vehicle.

The senior SP leader, Azam Khan along with his son and wife have been lodged in jail since February 2020.

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