Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has been found guilty of hate speech by a court situated in UP. On thrusday, he was sentenced to three years in prison by court.
Rampur Court ruled out that Azam Khan for making provocative remarks against Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of UP, during his Lok Sabha election in 2019.
Azam Khan was found guilty under section 153A for encouragement of enmity between two groups, section 505 for declaration of public mischief of IPC and under section 125 of the Representation of People Act, 1951. He was booked by the court under the above mentioned abovementioned sections.
Azam Khan was disqualified from the state legislature because he was sentenced to three years in prison for the hate speech made by him during elections took place in 2019. The Samajwadi party leader faces nearly 90 cases involving corruption and theft.
Earlier this year, he was granted parole by the Supreme Court of India on charges of fraud.