The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on the interim bail plea of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, in yet another case relating to Kotwali police station in Uttar Pradesh.
The order was heard by the Bench of Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Justice B.R. Gavai and Justice A.S. Bopanna, who reserved the order after hearing both parties.
The plea by Azam Khan was opposed by the Additional Solicitor General SV Raju who was appearing for Uttar Pradesh state.The ASG has opposed the plea by Azam Khan plea calling him a land grabber. He called Azam Khan a habitual offender.
Kapil Sibal, who appeared for Azam Khan, told the court that the SP leader has nothing to do with the school that is in question as he was not running it.
The Supreme Court had shown some displeasure earlier with the prolonged delay in pronouncing the judgement by Allahabad High Court on Azam Khan bail plea and called it as a ‘travesty of justice’.
It was only last week that the Allahabad High Court had granted interim bail to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan.
The current application says that in a Azam Khan was arrested in another FIR which appears to be nothing for the sole purpose of preventing him coming from jail.