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Azam Khan Under The Scanner: SP Leader Spent Rs 3,000 Crore Government Funds On His Private University

Author: Swarajya Staff
Publication: Swarajyamag.com
Date: July 5, 2017
URL:   https://swarajyamag.com/amp/story/insta%2Fazam-khan-under-the-scanner-sp-leader-spent-rs-3000-crore-government-funds-on-his-private-university

The Uttar Pradesh State Minority Welfare Department has in its inquiry found that Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan spent government funds of over Rs 3,000 crore on his private university, the Indian Express has reported.

The fund was reportedly used for several infrastructure projects including “road, guest house, pandal, power sub-station, research institute building, water tank etc” inside the Rampur campus of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, a private institution of which Khan is the Chancellor.

“We found that the research and training institute building of the university was built by the Public Works Department with an investment of Rs 20 crore and soon after its construction in 2014, it was handed over to the Jauhar Trust for just Rs 100 per year for over 30 years,” Minister of State for Minority Welfare Baldev Singh Aulakh, who is an MLA from Rampur district, told the daily.

Aulakh said he would soon recommend Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to change the private university into a government institution.

The state government recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the alleged Waqf land scam, which also included land given to Khan’s university. Khan has been accused of illegally acquiring Waqf Board property worth Rs 500 crore.
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