Supreme Court accepts Azam Khan's 'unconditional apology'

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal had appeared for the minister and argued that his client had made a general remark which was not targeted at the family of the victim. The judges, however, were not convinced and they asked Sibal as to how a public figure like Khan could make such a

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 15 Dec 2016 8:22 AM GMT

Supreme Court accepts Azam Khans unconditional apology
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New Delhi: Supreme Court accepted the 'unconditional apology' tendered by the Uttar Pradesh's parliamentary affairs minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam for his alleged remarks on the Bulandshahr gang rape case on Thursday.

The apex court had earlier on December 7 rejected the apology submitted by Khan and asked him to submit a fresh affidavit. The order was given by a division bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that had asked the SP leader to file a fresh affidavit after noting that the earlier one filed by him had errors in it.

It may be recalled that earlier, on August 29, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to Khan after he created a controversy alleging that a 'political conspiracy' was involved in the gang-rape of a minor girl and her mother on the highway in Bulandshahr on July 29.

On November 18 last, the Khan had told the SC that he was ready for an unconditional apology for describing the gang-rape as a 'political conspiracy'.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal had appeared for the minister and argued that his client had made a general remark which was not targeted at the family of the victim. The judges, however, were not convinced and they asked Sibal as to how a public figure like Khan could make such a comment.

The gang-rape case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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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