A day after the Supreme court granted him interim bail in a cheating case related to Kotwali police, Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan walked out of the Sitapur district jail on Friday. Azam Khan’s release order was received around 11 pm on Thursday and he was released at around 8 am on Friday.

Out of 89 cases, the SP leader has managed to get bail in 88 cases. Upon his release, he received a warm welcome by his sons Abdullah Azam Khan, Adeeb Azam Khan, Pragatisheel Samajwadi leader Shivpal Singh Yadav and a large number of supporters.

The matter was heard on Thursday by a bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao. While granting him a bail, Justice Rao said that it is a fit case to invoke its extraordinary power under Article 142 of the constitution as facts in the present case are very peculiar.

The bench further noted that in ordinary circumstances, we would not have entertained the present writ petition. The petitioner would have been directed to take recourse to the remedy available to him in law. However, the facts in the present case are very peculiar.