Book theft: Azam Khan’s son taken into custody

There seems to be no end to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. He was forced to apologise for making “sexist” remarks against a woman BJP MP who was on Chair in the Lok Sabha.

Now, his son and MLA Abdullah Azam Khan was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly preventing the police from doing its duty.

On Tuesday, the cops had conducted raids at Azam Khan’s Mohammad Ali Jawhar University and recovered more than 100 expensive books allegedly stolen from other educational institutes and madrasas in Rampur.

District police chief Ajay Pal Sharma along with his team and personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) searched the premises which lasted for more than three hours.

An FIR was lodged at Thanaganj police station, claiming that several expensive books and manuscripts were stolen from Madrasa Aliya and other institutes in the city.

Four people, who were working at the library, were taken to the police station for questioning. The police, on Wednesday, again reached the Mumtaz Central Library to continue the searches.

Sharma said that Abdullah Azam then tried to prevent the police team led by a circle officer from searching the library, which led to an altercation that led to Azam being taken into custody. Azam Khan is the Chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jawhar University.