Senior Samajwadi Party leader and MP Azam Khan, who has been in news off late because of his controversial remarks, is likely to be named as land mafia on the Uttar Pradesh government's ‘Anti-Bhoo Mafia’ (anti-land mafia) portal – which was launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath soon after assuming office in 2017 with the aim of identifying land mafia and register complaints of people relating to land grabbing.
According to a report in IANS, there are more than 30 cases - majority of them related to grabbing of either government land or land belonging to poor farmers – have been registered against the newly-elected member of Lok Sabha.
The Superintendent of Police, Rampur, Ajay Pal Sharma said that keeping in mind the long history of his involvement in land grabbing cases, Azam Khan's name would be recommended to be listed on the land mafia portal.
"The District Magistrate and myself would be reviewing reports (FIRs/cases) of various police stations in the district which relate to land grabbed by Azam Khan or his aides. Subsequently, his name would be recommended to be listed on the land mafia portal of the government," Ajay Pal Sharma, an IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh Police told IANS.
Earlier on Friday, a case was registered against the Samajwadi Party leader on the basis of an FIR filed by the Revenue Department at Azim Nagar Police Station in Rampur. The FIR states that Khan and his close aide, a former police officer called Aalehasan Khan, allegedly 'grabbed land' from 26 farmers and utilised it in the construction of Mohammed Ali Jauhar University, a mega multi-crore project of the newly elected MP.