17/11/2016 4:38 PM IST | Updated 17/11/2016 4:54 PM IST

Azam Khan To File Apology Over His Comments On Bulandshahr Rape, SC Rules

He allegedly said that a "political conspiracy" is involved in the Bulandshahr rape case.

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NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan to file an affidavit mentioning his apology for an alleged remark in the Bulandshahr rape case.

The next hearing is scheduled for 7 December.

The apex court had earlier directed media organisations to submit the press conference or byte of Khan in which he made the statement related to rape case.

The minister created a controversy after he alleged that a "political conspiracy" is involved in the gang-rape of a minor girl and her mother on the highway in Bulandshahr on 29 July.

On 29 August, the top court issued Khan a notice for his reported comment.

The case was subsequently handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

In September, the court asked the CBI to serve a notice to the minister for his alleged statement.

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