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Bulandshahr gangrape: Supreme Court transfers plea seeking FIR against Azam Khan to constitution bench

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 October 2017, 16:05 IST
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The Supreme Court on 5 October transferred the plea seeking FIR against former Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan for his controversial statement over the Bulandshahr gangrape case to a five-judge constitution bench.

The apex court referred questions like whether a public functionary or a minister can claim freedom of speech while airing views on a sensitive matter which is under investigation.

The court was hearing a plea filed by a man, whose wife and daughter were allegedly gang-raped in July last year on a highway near Bulandshahr.

The petitioner moved the court seeking transfer of the case to Delhi and lodging of an FIR against Khan for his controversial statement that the gang-rape case was a "political conspiracy".

The incident had happened on 29 July, 2016 when a group of robbers stopped the car of a Noida-based family and sexually assaulted a woman and her daughter at gun-point.

However, Khan on December 15 last year, tendered an "unconditional apology" for the remark, which the apex court had accepted.

-ANI

First published: 5 October 2017, 16:05 IST
 
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