The Rampur police have launched a probe into an incident in which a packet containing some clothes and other objects was thrown outside the house of senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan.
The incident took place late on Thursday evening and was captured on CCTV installed in the area.
In the CCTV footage, an unidentified man is seen throwing the packet outside the house of Azam Khan.
According to the police, the packet contained some articles of clothing and has been confiscated by police.
“We got information late at night that a packet was thrown at Azam Khan’s residence. In the packet, there are some clothes, a cap. We have taken possession of the packet. According to the CCTV footage, the incident took place at 6:17 pm. A man is seen in the video, however he has not been identified yet. The man crosses the road and throws the packet and moves on,” said Sansar Singh, Additional Superintendent of Police in Rampur.
The police said that an investigation was underway to ascertain the reason for the incident and that action would also be taken against the police guard on duty.
“We will investigate who this man is and why he threw the packet. There was a police guard at the house. If there is police negligence action will be taken against it also,” the ASP said.
Meanwhile Azam Khan’s wife has lodged a police complaint against an unidentified man alleging that he threw a small bundle inside the main gate of her house containing a few random articles, including clothes, and expressed fear that it may be associated with ‘black magic.’
According to the complaint filed by Tazeen Fatma, a former parliamentarian, the man throwing the packet is seen in the CCTV footage but they could not recognise him.
Fatma wrote a letter to Rampur’s superintendent of police reporting the incident and expressed her fear that it could be a part of some big conspiracy.
In her letter, Fatma also wondered how could such a breach take place when the house is guarded 24-hour under Y-category security.
Azam Khan has been a Member of Parliament from Rampur parliamentary constituency and MLA from Rampur assembly constituency 10 times. His assembly membership ended after a local court sentenced him in a hate speech case. He also has several criminal cases registered against him and was released from jail after getting bail last year.