SC directs Azam Khan to apologise for comments on Bulandshahar rape case

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New Delhi, Nov 17 The Supreme Court today directed Uttar Pradesh minister, Azam Khan to tender an apology for his comments on the Bulandshahr rape case. Based on the directive, Khan tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court.

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On the last date of hearing the Court observed that statements issued by political leaders such as Azam Khan create mistrust in the entire system and also the ongoing investigation.

The SC was hearing a petition seeking the transfer of the case out of Uttar Pradesh following remarks by Khan. The minister had kicked up a storm when he had remarked that the Bulandshahr gap 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 dragged the 13-year-old girl and her mother out and raped them in a field nearby.

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