Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed Governor Ram Naik that proper steps would be taken against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan in allegations of the encroachment of waqf and government property against him, a PTI report said. The chief minister has written back a letter to the governor in his response on allegations of Congress leader Faisal Khan Lala in the matter.
“We have received your letter regarding the charges of the encroachment of waqf and government property and misuse of government funds by former minister Azam Khan and the departments concerned are taking appropriate action in this connection,” the chief minister indicated, a PTI report said.
In a two-page letter to the governor, the Congress leader had levelled several allegations including that Khan illegally removed innocent people to occupy their land in the name of Jauhar university in Rampur district of the state.
Earlier this month, state minister Baldev Singh Aulakh said he was not worried about Azam Khan’s threat to blow up the Jauhar University. He had also hinted that an enquiry might be ordered to find out if there were irregularities in funds spent on the institution, PTI said. He added that when Samajwadi Party was in power, it had sanctioned “hundreds of crores” of rupees for development works at the university, therefore it would be not proper to turn it into Khan’s “private property”.
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The minister said that the government would probe every pie invested in and around the University through competent authorities. “Government funds have allegedly been misused and a probe is inevitable,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.