SC accepts Azam Khan's unconditional apology for political conspiracy remark on Bulandshahr rape
Last week, the top court rejected an 'apology' tendered by the Uttar Pradesh minister because it felt it "was not an unconditional apology".
Samajwadi Party leader Asam Khan on Thursday tendered unconditional apology in Supreme Court for his remarks pertaining to Bulandshahr gang-rape case, which the apex court has exonerated.
Last week, the court rejected an 'apology' tendered by the Uttar Pradesh minister because it felt it "was not an unconditional apology".
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing the Samajwadi Party leader, in an affidavit, had said: “It is difficult for me to say apology, but I am ready to express remorse.”
After the top court rejected it, Sibal requested the bench to ignore the affidavit and let him file a fresh affidavit. The court gave him time till December 15 to file the “requisite” affidavit.
The UP minister had courted the controversy after he alleged that a “political conspiracy” was involved in the gangrape of a minor girl and her mother on in Bulandshahr on July 29.
The apex court bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said at last month's hearing that the dignity of women is "uncompromisable" and told the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that the minor survivor of the gang-rape is admitted in a central school of her father's choice. It also referred to a saying - "words once spoken cannot be recalled."
On August 13, the man, whose wife and daughter were gang-raped on a highway in Bulandshahr, moved the top court seeking transfer of the case to Delhi, besides lodging of an FIR against Khan as well as several policemen.
The shocking incident had happened on the night of July 29 when a group of highway robbers stopped the car of a Noida-based family and sexually assaulted the woman and her daughter after dragging them out of the vehicle which had four other occupants.