Bareilly (UP): A special court for MPs/MLAs today granted regular bail to senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who challenged his conviction in the 2019 hate speech case in the Session court.
Khan was disqualified from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly after being convicted and sentenced.
Khan’s lawyer Zubair Ahmed said that on October 27, special court judge Alok Dubey awarded the leader three years in jail for hate speech during the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign.
At that time, the lawyer said he was granted interim bail and an application was made to the court for proper bail.
After hearing arguments from both sides, the court granted proper bail to Khan, he said.
Khan, who represented Rampur Sadar in the assembly, will be on bail pending the disposal of his plea by the sessions court.
The Assembly by-election in the Rampur Sadar constituency is scheduled for December 5.