EC orders probe against Azam Khan's son for holding two PAN cards
The Election Commission has directed the authorities in Rampur to initiate a probe after a complaint that former UP minister and SP leader Azam Khan's son Abdullah Azam has two PAN cards.
Aakash Kumar Saxena, the President of Indian Industries Association, had alleged that Abdullah had given a wrong PAN number in his affidavit filed with the Election Commission, while claiming that the latter possessed another PAN card.
Rampur's District Magistrate Shiv Sahay Awasthi told media on Friday the EC has direct them to launch an investigation into the matter immediately.
"There's a complaint in EC that Abdullah Azam Khan possesses two PAN cards and that he has filed false Nomination Papers...EC sent us a letter directing us for a proper investigation which will start immediately," ANI quoted Awasthi as saying.
Saxena had alleged that Abdullah Azam's affidavit with the EC mentions DWAPK7513R as his PAN number while his Income Tax Return mentions another PAN number - DFOPK616K.
Saxena has reportedly lodged complaints with both the Income Tax department and the Election Commssion. He also demanded that a case of fraud be registered against the former minister's son.