SC asks Azam Khan to detailed reply in Bulandshehar gang rape case

The Supreme Court today asked Uttar Pradesh minister, Azam Khan, to file a detailed reply by November 17 in connection with the case in which he had allegedly made some statement related to Bulandshahr gang rape case. A division bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, asked Khan, to file a detailed reply by November 17 in connection with his alleged remark. Though Kapil Sibal on behalf of Khan said his intention was not to politicise or affect the case. But the apex court said Khan should have explained all these on record. Sibal sought time for this which was granted by the court. The Supreme Court also directed several media organizations to submit the press conference or sound byte of Khan in which he made the alleged statement related to Bulandshahr gang rape case. Khan had said that the rape case was politically motivated.

Victims have approached the apex court that such statements affect the case and action be taken against Azam Khan. The 68-year-old UP Minister, Khan, had said that the brutal gangrape of a mother-daughter duo in Bulandshahr in the state could be due to a political conspiracy. Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had ordered a CBI probe in the case. According to the UP police, on July 29, a group of people had allegedly waylaid a family, dragged a woman and her 13-year-old daughter out of their car, took them to a nearby field and allegedly raped them while the male members of the family were tied with ropes. The family was travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur when the incident took place in Bulandshahr on NH-91, the UP police had said.

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