In what can be termed as an embarrassment for Samajwadi Party, the SC today asked Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan to tender an unconditional apology for describing the Bulandshahr gang rape case a ”political conspiracy.”.
The Supreme Court sought Attorney General’s s help in matter pertaining to remarks of persons holding public offices in cases such as rape and molestation.
An SC bench including justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan asked UP government to ensure admission of the gang-rape victim in a nearby central school.
The court also ordered that the expenses incurred on the victim’s admission and education will be borne by the state government.
It is worthwhile pointing out that Azam Khan had stoked a controversy in August this year when he said that the Bulandshahar highway rape case could be a ‘political conspiracy to malign the image of the UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The man, whose wife and daughter were gang-raped on a highway in Bulandshahr, had on August 13 moved to Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case to Delhi, besides filing an FIR against Azam Khan.
The brutal case occur 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.