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Lucknow court asks for police report on Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's army remarks

Lucknow: A court in Lucknow on Monday asked the police to submit a report on whether an FIR was lodged against senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan for his "derogatory" comments against the Indian Army.

File image of Azam Khan. PTI

File image of Azam Khan. PTI

The chief judicial magistrate's (in-charge) court passed the order on a complaint from the wife of an officer in the security forces.

The complainant alleged that Khan, on 28 June, had termed the army personnel as "rapists", which she said was "derogatory".

It also amounted to sedition and hence an FIR should be lodged against the SP leader, the complaint stated.

Registering the application as a miscellaneous case, the court called for a report from the police station concerned as to whether an FIR had already been lodged in connection with the matter or not.

In a video, Khan was heard describing armed women attacking the forces. He said that after killing the men, they cut off a part from the bodies.

"Generally heads or hands are cut off. But on this occasion, the female terrorists cut off the private parts of the men. They didn't have complaints against the hands, heads or feet. They had complaints specifically against the private parts so they cut and took them off. It is a huge message for which the entire country should be ashamed and think how we'll face the world," said Khan.

Published Date: Jul 03, 2017 22:27 PM | Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 22:27 PM

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