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SC asks CBI to issue notice to Azam Khan for Bulandshahr remark

The teen rape survivor and her mother were assaulted in fields near a highway in Bulandshahr by a gang of men. The victim had appealed the Supreme Court to penalize the Uttar Pradesh politician for his comments and also monitor the investigation into her attack

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 27 Sep 2016 11:27 AM GMT

SC asks CBI to issue notice to Azam Khan for Bulandshahr remark
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New Delhi: Increasing the trouble for the Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi party minister of Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to serve him a notice to give an explanation of his controversial remark on Bulandshahr gang-rape incident.

Khan will be given a notice by the CBI to explain his comments of calling the incident, a political conspiracy.

The Supreme Court had earlier stopped the CBI's investigation stating the need to first determine whether or not Khan's remarks violated the right to freedom of speech. The court had earlier put the case on hold to examine whether a person holding a public office can make such comments which could leave a negative impact on the victim and affect the probe.

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The teen rape survivor and her mother were assaulted in fields near a highway in Bulandshahr by a gang of men. The victim had appealed the Supreme Court to penalise the Uttar Pradesh politician for his comments and also monitor the investigation into her attack. She had alleged that Khan’s comment indicated the state would not conduct an impartial inquiry.

The top court has asked the CBI to serve notice on Azam Khan for calling the rape case a political conspiracy. The SP minister defended himself on the argument that he spoke like a politician.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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