New Delhi: The ED is set to initiate a money-laundering probe against Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha MP Azam Khan under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, based on allegations of land-grabbing.The Enforcement Directorate has asked for details of 28 FIRs, where allegations of land-grabbing have been levelled against the Rampur parliamentarian, by farmers in the area, a source in the know said. The financial probe agency can register an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) only after taking cognizance of an FIR registered by another law enforcement agency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Some of these FIRs, details of which the ED has asked for, have been registered on complaints from farmers who claimed that Khan had grabbed their land for purposes related to the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. The ED will consider the details of these allegations, based on which it is expected to initiate its probe soon. Khan was recently put on an online list of land mafia by the district administration of Rampur, to which both the Khan and his party had cried foul, saying that the MP was being framed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn fact, the District Magistrate (Administration) JP Gupta had said that the Rampur MP had been included in the list of anti-land mafia portal, owing to the FIRs registered against him on land-grabbing charges. District Magistrate AK Singh had said that the “farmers had claimed that Azam Khan had acquired their land for the university though coercion”. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had at the time, alleged that Rampur had become an example of “land-grabbing” culture under the SP-led government. Khan was the senior-most Cabinet Minister in the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and held portfolios such as Urban Development, Minority Welfare, and many others. However, the SP has maintained that the move to add Khan to the list was a conspiracy by the Rampur DM to defame the MP and the university.