Azam Khan, son Abdullah discharged from Lucknow hospital after COVID-19 treatment, sent back to jail

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Former Uttar Pradesh minister and veteran Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Khan have been sent back to Sitapur jail after they were discharged from a Lucknow hospital, where they were receiving treatment for coronavirus since May.

72-year-old Azam Khan and his 30-year-old son Abdullah Azam were admitted to Lucknow’s Medanta hospital on 9 May after their condition deteriorated.

“Seeing the improvement in his (Azam Khan’s) and his son’s health conditions, they were discharged from the Medanta Hospital at 10.30 on July 13. He and his son are now fully medically fit,” news agency PTI quoted a statement from the hospital.

Khan, his son and wife Tazeen Fatma have been languishing in the Sitapur district jail since February last year. Although the Allahabad High Court granted bail to Tazeen Fatma in all 34 cases, Azam Khan and his son continue to remain behind bars.