Notably, last week SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had convened a press conference to call upon his party men to spearhead a state-wide protest against the cases.
An FIR against him has been lodged on a complaint filed in October 2016 by one Naseema Khatoon, a resident of Yateem Khan Sarai Gate.
During the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Azam Khan had targeted his nearest rival and BJP candidate Jaya Prada using ‘unparliamentary’ language.
He said that if the victimization of Azam Khan did not stop, he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.
Fearing arrest, Samajwadi Party stalwart Azam Khan now seldom visits his constituency where once he ruled the roost.
Khan has been booked in about 50 cases of land grabbing, acquiring Waqf properties illegally, stealing books and making hate speeches during the elections.
The senior leader has been named in the FIR along with former circle officer Alay Hasan, Fashahat Shanu, Virendra Goyal and constable Dharmendra for dacoity, conspiracy and forgery.
A total of 27 FIRs were registered against Khan between July 13 and 20 and one on August 3 on farmers' complaint that Khan had allegedly grabbed their lands forcibly.
Retired IAS officer S.P. Singh, known to be Khan's most trusted officer, has drifted away from him and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The ‘Humsafar’ luxury resort, built three kilometres away from Azam Khan’s residence, was inaugurated by the former Samajwadi Party chief and former CM Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Azam Khan was then pursuing Master of Laws (LLM) and was also the secretary of the Aligarh Muslim University Student Union (AMUSU) at the time when the action was taken against him.
Sources said Azam Khan's arrest for custodial interrogation is imminent, especially after the ED also lodged a case against him.
Khan, who was a cabinet minister in Uttar Pradesh during the Akhilesh Yadav-led regime, is the founder and Chancellor of the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University which came into being in 2006.
A bench of justices S K Gupta and S S Shamshery directed the state's law officer to apprise the court of the case while hearing a petition against the police raids on the university.
The latest three FIRs were filed on the complaints made by farmers, who accused Khan of threatening them and trying to grab their land through illegal means.