Samajwadi leader wears a ‘sehra’ to escape police to reach Azam Khan, gets caught

Firoz Khan

The Hush Post| 10:50 pm |one-miute-read|

A car decorated with flowers, a marriage sticker has a ‘groom’ sitting shyly inside wearing a sehra (veil). There is nothing wrong with it except that the “groom” here is a Samajwadi Party leader. Firoz Khan came up with this idea to dodge the police since there were prohibitory orders imposed in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur.

Firoz Khan, the unit president of SP in Sambhal district, on Saturday wore a sehra and disguised himself as a “groom” to dodge the police on his way to Rampur. He was on his way to meet senior party leader Azam Khan, who has several FIRs registered against him.

Police, though, have denied stopping anyone from travelling to Rampur. According to a news report, in Sitapur, SP workers reportedly got embroiled in a scuffle with police when the party chief’s cavalcade was en route Rampur. It was then that the Sambhal district unit president came up with the idea to dress up as a groom. His supporters, pretending to be the baraatis, followed him to Rampur via Moradabad.

Police have tightened the security and imposed Section 144 (prevention of unlawful assembly) ahead of former Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s visit to Rampur to meet Khan.

According to reports, the authorities have reportedly prevented SP workers from neighbouring districts to reach Rampur.

Azam Khan, the Lok Sabha MP from Rampur, is facing several police cases, related to land grabbing. Authorities have claimed the gate of his Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, established by him in 2006, is built on government land. He has also been in controversy for his sexist remarks against Jaya Pradha and other women politicians.

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