SC refuses to stay conviction of SP leader Abdullah Azam Khan in criminal case, seeks UP's reply

Updated: Mar 29 2023 8:47PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the conviction and sentence of senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan's son Abdullah Azam Khan in a 15-year-old case without hearing the state.

A bench of justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna asked senior advocate Vivek Tankha and advocate Sumeer Sodhi to serve the copy of the petition to the standing counsel of Uttar Pradesh government and posted the matter for further hearing on April 5.

Tankha said Khan was a juvenile at the time of offence and hence his conviction and sentence be stayed.