Lucknow: Muhammad Azam Khan, the tallest Muslim leader in Uttar Pradesh had a harrowing time today when his helicopter in which he was coming back to Lucknow after attending a political rally developed technical snag. Khan, an 8 times MLA from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh is Urban Development minister in Akhilesh yadav government in the state. He holds several other additional ministries charges.
Latest reports suggest that the helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Karand village near Jahangirabad here due to some technical snag, police said.
The helicopter carrying Khan on his way to Lucknow from Bahraich had to make the emergency landing in a filed due to some technical problem, said Superintendent of Police Raja Babu.
68-year old Khan, a controversial political figure is very popular in his bastion, Rampur. He has built a massive Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur and has chnaged the face of the city that was known for its poor infrastructure and law and order.
In the meantime district authorities have said that everyone in the chopper was safe. It was said that Khan was later sent to Lucknow by road.