Azam gets ‘threat call’ for war against land mafia
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Cabinet Minister Azam Khan has claimed to have received a threat call two days ago. Khan said the unknown caller threatened him as has waged a war against land mafia in the Waqf Board.
"It is true that I received a call from an unknown person who threatened to kill me. I receive such threats quite often and do not take it seriously," Khan told The Sunday Express on Saturday.
Khan admitted that land mafia in Waqf Board are quite dominant. "Today Shia Waqf Board Chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi has been asked to tender his resignation. Now the land mafia have threatened me as I have launched a crusade against them."
Citing another instance of threat to his life, the minister said the IB office in Lucknow has received a threatening letter to kill me in a suicide attack.
Khan, however, refused to demand more security from the government. At present, he is being given Z category security.
Meanwhile, Chairman, Shia Waqf Board, Syed Waseem Rizvi submitted his resignation to cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav.
In his letter, he has blamed Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad for launching a vindictive campaign against him and inciting the Shia community after he found Jawwad guilty of selling grave land in Imambara Ghufran Maab in Lucknow. "I have resigned because they were disturbing the peace of Lucknow and tarnishing the image of the SP," said Rizvi.
On the other hand, Kalbe Jawwad, who had given a call for protest march to CM's residence on May 27, said he was in Ambedkarnagar and will take a decision once he reaches Lucknow. It is expected that he will call off the agitation but hold a meeting to assert his victory.
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