The boundary wall of a resort belonging to Abdullah Azam Khan, MLA and son of Samajwadi Party MP Mohammad Azam Khan, was demolished by the Rampur district administration on Friday.
According to authorities, the Humsafar resort was illegally constructed and built on government land.
The UP Irrigation department had served a couple of notices on the SP leader, asking him to vacate the department’s land.
“A nullah used to pass where the resort was constructed. Complaints were received and when we investigated, we found that the resort was constructed on a nullah, which is illegal. Notices were served on them (Azam Khan and his son) but we did not get satisfactory answers,” Rampur District Magistrate Ananjay Kumar Singh said.
“The Irrigation department along with the district administration demolished the wall today that was erected illegally,” he said.
Two backhoes were deployed for pulling down the wall constructed over the nullah, officials said.
A large contingent of police was deployed to avert any law and order problem during the demolition.
There were allegations that the SP leader had grabbed around 10,000 square feet of the Irrigation department’s land for his resort, located near Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, during the previous Samajwadi Party regime.
Last month, police had carried out a raid at the premises of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University and recovered over 2,500 expensive books allegedly stolen from Madarsa Aliya in Rampur. Several complaints have been filed against the controversial Rampur lawmaker, who is the chancellor of the university, for allegedly grabbing land to build the university.
As many as 72 cases have been filed against Azam Khan by the police in Rampur since April this year. As most of the cases lodged against Azam Khan are criminal in nature, the Rampur police have opened a history sheet of the SP leader.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary described the action of Rampur district administration as “political vendetta and misuse of power”.
“Samajwadi Party has faith in Constitution, rule of law and judiciary and we are confident that Azam Khan will get justice from courts,” Chowdhary said.