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The court had given Khan time until November 17 to file his affidavit.
The court had given Khan time until November 17 to file his affidavit.

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan to tender an unconditional apology for his alleged remarks on the Bulandshahr gangrape case.

The apex court had on Tuesday asked Khan to come clear on his alleged statement against the gangrape near Bulandshahr highway in UP. The court had given Khan time until November 17 to file his affidavit. The court ha said, “It is a democratic principle that a public servant should not comment on the investigation of crime if it is not related to him.”

On July 29, a family from Noida was stopped on the highway near Bulandshahr by an armed gang. The woman and her 14-year-old daughter were reportedly dragged to the fields and gangraped. The teen, through her father, approached the Supreme Court seeking Khan’s prosecution for allegedly remarking that the rape was a political conspiracy to defame the Samajwadi Party-led government in UP.