Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has gotten into trouble after he was booked for sedition charges over derogatory remarks about the Indian Army. It may be recalled that Khan had said that women in some places were chopping off the private parts of Army men for the excesses committed by them. His comment was widely criticized and now legal action has been initiated against him. An FIR has been registered against Azam Khan at Chandpur police station and it was done based on a complaint filed by VHP leader Anil Pandey. Khan has been booked under IPC sections 124 A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny) and 505 (public mischief).
Another FIR has also been lodged against Khan at Civil Lines police station in Rampur. This was registered based on a complaint filed by Akash Saxena, who is the president of District Industries Association and son of former BJP Minister Shiv Bahadur Saxena. Apart from the legal action, some rewards have also been announced for anyone who can bring the head and tongue of Khan. A Rs 50 lakh cash reward has been announced by Rajesh Kumar Awasthi, HP’s district secretary in Shahajahanpur, to anyone who can cut and bring the tongue of Khan. Goraksha chief Mukesh Patel has offered Rs 51 lakh to anyone who can cut and bring Khan’s head.