Rampur, Aug 2 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan’s MLA son Abdullah Azam Khan, who was detained on Wednesday over discrepancy in the date of birth document submitted for passport, has now been charged with forgery.
The FIR registered against him at the Civil Lines police station on the complaint of BJP leader Akash Saxena states, “Abdullah, providing false information for getting the passport made and then is misusing it. This is punishable under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 121 (1) A under the Passport Act. Therefore, it is important to take legal action, recover and cancel the passport from his possession.”
Akash Saxena has claimed in his complaint that the Samajwadi Party leader has mentioned different dates of birth in his education certificates and the passport documents.
“Abdullah Azam Khan’s date of birth in certificates from High School, B Tech and M Tech is January 1, 1993. While the date of birth mentioned in the passport is September 30, 1990. The passport is used for financial gains through trade and business related foreign tours and is also used as an identity proof in various positions,” the complaint said.
In the members directory published by the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, Abdullah Azam’s date of birth is given as September 30, 1990.
The birth certificate which shows his date of birth as September 30, 1990 was issued by the Queen Mary’s hospital in Lucknow.
Another certificate of the same date — September 30, 1990 — was issued by the Rampur Municipal Corporation on the basis of affidavits submitted by Mohd Azam Khan and his wife Tanzin Fatima. The certificate was obtained in 2015.
But in 2012, the Rampur Nagar Palika Parishad had issued a birth certificate in which Abdullah Azam’s date of birth was reportedly shown as January 1, 1993. It was this certificate which was used in his school and other educational institutions.
All efforts to contact the SP MLA, who represents the Suar constituency in Rampur district, proved futile as he did not respond to telephone calls.
Abdullah, it may be recalled, had got into a controversy when in a veiled jibe at BJP leader and actor Jaya Prada, he had said, “We want both ‘Ali’ and ‘Bajrang Bali’, but not ‘Anarkali’,” during the Lok Sabha election campaign in April this year.