The Uttar Pradesh government has started proceedings to withdraw four cases against senior cabinet minister Mohammad Azam Khan.
"The cases against Khan in 2007 appeared to be lodged with bad intentions. We have given applications in concerned courts to withdraw the cases," said Principal Secretary, Home, R M Srivastava.
The police have already filed charge-sheet in these cases.
While a case was lodged against Khan for making objectionable remarks against former chief minister Mayawati at a meeting in Tanda in August 2007, another case was lodged against Khan for allegedly attacking the sub-divisional magistrate while he was distributing sewing machines.
In June 2007, two cases were lodged against Khan for allegedly constructing a wall and obstructing a public road and another for allegedly manhandling a local resident.