File picture of Samajwadi Party chief Azam Khan and his son Abdullah.
The court docket denied bail to the Lok Sabha MP from Rampur and his son Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan saying that granting bail to them at this juncture won’t be within the public curiosity.
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- Last Updated: November 26, 2020, 22:02 IST
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The Allahabad High court docket on Thursday denied bail to senior SP chief Mohammad Azam Khan and his disqualified UP MLA son, arrested in a case of dishonest and forgery for fraudulently acquiring a faux PAN card for the latter. A bench of Justice Suneet Kumar denied bail to the Lok Sabha MP from Rampur, Azam Khan, and his son Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan saying that granting bail to them at this juncture won’t be within the public curiosity.
The court docket additionally feared that on being enlarged on bail, they could attempt to affect witnesses within the case. “Having regard to the place and standing of the accused individuals, the repetition of the offences and the pervasive affect that candidates train in varied departments of the State, there’s a affordable apprehension of the witnesses being influenced and hazard to the course of justice being thwarted, stated the bench Accordingly, within the circumstances, the grant of bail at this stage wouldn’t be within the public curiosity, stated the bench.
The bench requested the father-son duo to hunt bail after the witnesses within the case are examined by the trial court docket. While dismissing the duo’s bail plea, the court docket additionally dwelt upon the seriousness of the costs towards them.