In a major jolt to Samajwadi Party MP Mohammad Azam Khan, the Allahabad High Court has set aside the election of his son, Abdullah Azam, to the Uttar Pradesh assembly.
The court ruled on Monday (16 December) that Abdullah Azam had produced fake documents about his age during the 2017 assembly elections and was underage at the time of elections.
The petition against Abdullah Azam had been filed by Nawab Kazim Ali who was with the BSP earlier but has joined the Congress now.
"Abdullah Azam was below the age of 25 when elections were held in 2017 but he forged documents to contest the election," Ali had said in his petition.
While Abdullah Azam refused to comment on the court verdict, his aide said that they would appeal against the high court judgment in the Supreme Court.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)