Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Oct. 1 -- : In a big relief to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, the Allahabad High Court on Friday put his arrest on hold. The court also sought a reply from the Uttar Pradesh government.

A person named Baqur Khan brought the case to the fore. The matter pertains to the disappearance of machines used for construction in 2017 for which a case was registered on September 19, this year.

The missing machinery including bulldozers, carriers and other materials was later found on the premises of Muhammad Ali Jauhar University.

Earlier the police had lodged an FIR against Azam Khan and his son, Abdullah Azam and four others under sections 409, 120b (criminal conspiracy) of IPC along with section 2 of damage to p...