Uttar Pradesh/ Wall of Abdullah Azam Khan’s resort demolished, was illegally built on nullah land, claimed officials

  • Action taken by irrigation department
  • Azam Khan’s son MLA Abdullah Azam runs the resort

Lucknow: The boundary wall of a resort belonging to Abdullah Azam Khan, son of Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan, was razed by the district administration in Rampur on Friday.

Authorities said the ‘Humsafar’ resort was illegally built on government land. They said a nullah used to pass by where the resort was constructed.

Rampur District Magistrate Ananjay Kumar Singh said complaints were registered and when we investigated, we saw that the resort was constructed on a nullah. Notices were served to Azam Khan and his son but we did not get satisfactory answers.

‘The irrigation department along with the district administration pulled down the wall Friday which was erected illegally’, Singh said.

Last month, police conducted a raid at the premises of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University and recovered over 2,500 expensive books allegedly stolen from some other institutes.

Several complaints were lodged against controversial Rampur lawmaker, who is the chancellor of the university, for alleged land grab to build the varsity. At least 25 FIRs have been registered against Azam Khan in cases related to land grab.

Azam Khan had recently stirred a controversy after he made objectionable remarks against Rama Devi when she was presiding over the debate on the Triple Talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha on July 25. After drawing flak from fellow parliamentarians, he apologised for his comments.