A man has been booked by the police for allegedly spreading fake news of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s arrest from Jauhar University in Rampur.

On Monday, an FIR was registered on the complaint of Nauman Khan under section 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act.

In his complaint, Nauman Khan alleged that a man named Faizan Khan had spread the news of Azam Khan’s arrest on a WhatsApp group of which he was a member.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) leader who is also the Chancellor of Jauhar University, has around 84 cases of land grabbing, encroachment, buffalo theft, goat theft, book theft, statue theft and power theft registered against him.

Earlier in the month, Azam Khan was interrogated by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) for around two and half hours in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh in connection with the Jauhar University case.