RAMPUR: Samajwadi Party stalwart Azam Khan’s son Abdullah Azam was taken into preventive detention in Rampur on Wednesday for disrupting search operations of the police in Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur.Azam Khan is the founder and chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University.
On getting the news of Abdullah’s detention, SP leaders led by party’s state chief Naresh Uttam marched to the Raj Bhavan for urging Governor Anandiben Patel to intervene in the matter. Many SP leaders and workers were detained by the Lucknow police and taken to police line. Rampur SP Ajay Pal Sharma confirmed that Abdullah Azam, an SP MLA, was only detained as he was trying to obstruct the police from doing its duty. The SP MLA has not been arrested, said Sharma.
As per the Rampur SP, a case of theft was registered against varsity authorities on the basis of a complaint lodged by Alia Madarsa principal Zubair Khan on June 16. Khan had alleged that around 9,000 books belonging to Alia Madarsa, also known as Oriental College, went missing and that they were taken away by the varsity authorities.
Acting on the FIR, the police raided the university library recovering around 2,500 rare stolen books so far. “The police searches, which were started on Tuesday, are still continuing on the university campus,” said the UP DGP.
Another FIR was lodged against the senior SP leader and authorities of Jauhar University for allegedly taking away the statues of lions from a Rampur club to keep them on university campus.
The Public Works Department acknowledged that the statues belonged to the Rampur club.