Apologise for the remark, SC to Azam Khan on Bulandshahr gangrape
In the wake of Bulandshahr gangrape case, Supreme Court on Thursday asked Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan to tender an unconditional apology for his alleged remarks on case.
The apex court had on Tuesday asked Khan to come clear on his alleged statement against an incident of gangrape near Bulandshahr highway in UP. The court had given Khan time until November 17 to file his affidavit and observed, “It is a democratic principle that a public servant should not comment on the investigation of crime if it is not related to him.”
In a report of NewsX, it has been said that in his affidavit submitted to the apex court, Khan said, “The media presented my comment in a wrong way. Most of the complaints against Uttar Pradesh ruling Samajwadi party are mere conspiracies by the opposition.”
OneIndia reported that based on the directive of SC, Khan tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court. Also, 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 Minister got involved in the whirlwind of the case when he had remarked that the Bulandshahr gap rape incident could be a political conspiracy against the Uttar Pradesh government.
The incident he commented upon was of July 29, when a family from Noida was stopped on the highway near Bulandshahr by an armed gang. The woman and her 14-year-old daughter were reportedly dragged to the fields and gangraped. Reportedly, the teen, through her father, moved the Supreme Court seeking Khan’s prosecution for allegedly remarking that the rape was a political conspiracy to defame the Samajwadi Party-led government in UP.