The Supreme Court observed that statements issued by political leaders such as Azam Khan create mistrust in the entire system and also the ongoing investigation. The court has sought an explanation from Khan apart from issuing notices to the Uttar Pradesh government.
The SC is hearing a petition seeking the transfer of the case out of Uttar Pradesh following remarks made by Khan. The minister had kicked up a storm when he had said that the Bulandshahr gang rape incident could be a political conspiracy against the Uttar Pradesh government.
The minor victim in the case moved the Supreme Court seeking a directive to the police to register a case against Khan and also the erring police officials.
The victim says that she has lost faith in the probe by the UP police following the statement made by Khan which is insensitive in nature.
Six members of a family were traveling to Shahjahanpur in western Uttar Pradesh when their car was stopped by criminals at the National Highway and 13-year-old girl and her mother were dragged out and raped in a field nearby.