Lucknow: As Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Mohammad Azam Khan continues to receive flak for terming the Bulandshahr gang-rape case a 'political conspiracy', the uncle of the minor victim said the Samajwadi Party leader has gone mad.
Disturbed with Khan's statement, the distressed uncle said, “Azam Khan pagalpan ka shikaar ho gaye hain.”
Known for making outrageous comments, the powerful SP leader said, the investigative agencies should explore the possibility of some opposition party being involved in the gang-rape.
A woman and her 13-year-old daughter were sexually assaulted by a gang at gunpoint on Friday night last week after dragging them out of a car in Bulandshahr on NH-91 when they were travelling with their family from Noida to Shahjahanpur.
BJP today asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to transfer the Bulandshahr rape case to the CBI if he has any "shame" left.
"Azam Khan has politicised a horrible incident like this. It shows how low this governments and its leaders can stoop to get votes. If Akhilesh Yadav has any morality and shame left, then he should order a CBI probe so that the victims can get justice," BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.