Bulandshahr rape case: SC asks CBI to serve notice to Azam Khan for ‘insensitive’ remarks


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) to serve notice to Uttar Pradesh Minister and Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan for his alleged statement on Bulandshahr gangrape case. 

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After the horrific incident, Azam Khan said that the rape of the two women was a “political conspiracy” and also advocated that Islamic laws should be applicable to rape cases and punishment should be meted out within a week.

Earlier, the Apex Court had asked Khan to appear before the court, which he failed to do so. Yet again, it has ordered CBI to send a notice to him seeking his personal appearance in the matter.

The brutal rape took place on the night on July 29 when a group of highway dacoits stopped a car which a family comprising of a mother and daughter duo. The robbers dragged the two of them out of the vehicle and raped them in the bushes. The husband of the victim while filing a request of transfer of the case to Delhi also lodged an FIR against Khan for his remarks.

Meanwhile, Khan said, “I have never said anything against the victims and their family members… I have said if four or five similar crimes are committed on a single day, there could be a conspiracy behind it.”