Azam Khan, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, and two other defendants in the 2019 hate speech case were each given a three-year prison term and a fine of 2,000 rupees.
Azam Khan was sentenced after being found guilty in the hate speech case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath by a court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. Azam Khan was found guilty under Sections 125 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, Sections 153a (promoting hatred between two groups) and 505-1 (statement conducting to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code.
Azam Khan spent several months in prison as a result of a land-grabbing case brought against him. Later, the Supreme Court, which had previously criticised the high courts for placing “severe conditions” on those seeking bail, granted him bail.
Azam Khan, the head of the Samajwadi Party (SP), was greatly relieved earlier when the Allahabad High Court postponed his arrest. The Uttar Pradesh government was also asked to respond by the court. The case was brought to light by a person by the name of Baqur Khan. On September 19, 2017, a case was filed in connection with the disappearance of construction equipment in 2017.
In connection with a 2019 hate speech case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the MP/MLA court in Rampur on Thursday sentenced Samajwadi Party MLA Mohd Azam Khan to three years in prison and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.
Azam Khan was found guilty of violating Indian Penal Code Sections 505-1 (statement conducting to public mischief), 153a (promoting animosity between two groups), and 125 of the Representation of People Act, 1951.