New Delhi: On Tuesday, the Samajwadi Party MLA Azam Khan’s wife and son summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a money laundering case being probed against him.They have been asked to appear before the ED at its Lucknow Zonal office on different dates before July 15.
They said that the investigating agency wants to record his statement under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the ongoing case against Azam Khan. Azam Khan has been grilled by the agency in the case when he was lodged in Sitapur jail. Azam Khan was released from prison on May 20, after having spent nearly 27 months behind bars.
Khan, 23, is the chairman of the Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Trust which runs the three branches of the Rampur Public School. He has earlier served as the urban development minister in the SP government headed by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh.
The probe agency has initiated an investigation against Azam Khan in 2019 after taking cognisance of at least 26 FIRs filed by the state police against him including allegations that a university run by him in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh has been raised over a land that has been grabbed from a ‘enemy property’.