Azam Khan tells SC ‘he will not get justice in UP’; The apex court refused to transfer the cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to transfer the criminal cases pending in a special court in Rampur against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan out of Uttar Pradesh on the ground of alleged “harassment”.

A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices SA Nazeer and PS Narasimha said that more cogent reasons are needed to transfer the ongoing criminal cases against Khan.

“I will not get justice in the state. I am being persecuted…it is not the judge…it is the state. Everywhere, the situation will be same within the state,” argued senior advocate Kapil Sibal. Khan said.

“When we transfer (the case), we need far more cogent reasons for transfer. Sorry. We are giving you liberty to approach the Allahabad High Court,” the bench said.

The Samajwadi Party leader had sought transfer of several criminal cases against him to a special trial court in Rampur outside Uttar Pradesh.

Khan was recently convicted in a criminal case related to hate speech and disqualified as an MLA in the state assembly.