SC asks Azam Khan to tender unconditional apology for Bulandshahr gang-rape a ‘political conspiracy’


New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh minister and Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan was asked for an explanation and to tender an unconditional apology for calling the the Bulandshahr gang-rape case a ”political conspiracy,” by the Supreme court on Monday creating a moment of huge embarrassment for the ruling Samajwadi Party.

The Attorney General’s s assistance was sought by the apex court in dealing with the statements of persons holding public offices in cases like rape and molestation.

Akhilesh Yadav-led government was asked to ensure admission of the gang-rape victim in a nearby central school by an SC bench comprising of justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan.

The court further ordered that what all expenses will be incurred on the victim’s admission and education shall be borne by the state government.

In August 2016 when Khan said that the Bulandshahar highway rape case could be a ‘political conspiracy to malign the image of the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government in Uttar Pradesh’ he had stoked a big controversy.

The man, whose spouse and girl were gang-raped on a highway in Bulandshahr, had on August 13 moved the apex court looking for exchange of the case to Delhi, other than hotel of a FIR against Khan and additionally a few policemen.

The ruthless episode had happened on the night of July 29 when a group of highway criminals halted the car of a Noida-based family and sexually assaulted the lady and her girl in the wake of dragging them out of the vehicle which had four other occupants.