1. Home
  2. Politics
  3. SP leader Azam Khan convicted in 2019 hate speech case, verdict shortly

SP leader Azam Khan convicted in 2019 hate speech case, verdict shortly

New Delhi: On Thursday, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan was convicted in a hate speech case by a special MP/MLA court of Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur. In 2019, a case of hate speech was filed against Azam Khan over his comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. A court in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur will announce his sentence shortly.

By Priyanka Verma 
Updated Date

New Delhi: On Thursday, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan was convicted in a hate speech case by a special MP/MLA court of Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur. In 2019, a case of hate speech was filed against Azam Khan over his comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Also Read :- Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan gets interim bail by SC in forgery case

A court in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur will announce his sentence shortly. The senior leader stands to lose his membership of the state assembly if, after his conviction, he is sentenced to two years in jail or more.

The Samajwadi leader faces nearly 90 cases, including that of corruption and theft. Mr Khan was released from jail earlier this year after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in an alleged cheating case.

Earlier this year, he was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court of India in an alleged cheating case. Khan, the influential Muslim face of the party, was arrested by police in 2020 and was in jail for 27 months before being released on bail.

Further reading:
For the latest news and reviews, follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter पर फॉलो करे...