Azam, son Abdullah get 2 yrs jail term in 15yr-old case

Moradabad (UP): Samajwadi Party (SP) national general secretary Mohammad Azam Khan and his MLA son Abdullah Azam were on Monday sentenced to two years imprisonment by an MP-MLA court here in a 15-year-old case, a prosecution officer said here.
Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Mohan Lal Bishnoi said that the special MP-MLA court has sentenced Azam and Abdullah for two years under section 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and a penalty of Rs 2,000 each.
He said that Azam and his sons have been sentenced in other sections of the IPC and all the punishments will go concurrently. It may be noted that on December 31, 2007 night a terrorist attack took place on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp after which an intensive vehicle checking drive was launched by the police.
Sources said that on January 29, 2008 Azam’s cavalcade was stopped from checking perturbed with which the SP leader sat on a dharna on Haridwar highway which led to jam and the traffic movement came to a halt. “The Chhaljet police lodged a case against nine persons in this regard, including Azam and his son Abdullah,” they said.
Sources said that on Monday while the court held Azam and Abdullah guilty and sentenced them to two years imprisonment along with penalty, it exonerated all other seven accused.

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