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Azam Khan should be sent to Agra's mental asylum: BJP

Updated: Aug 03, 2016 08:58 IST

Mumbai, Aug. 3 (ANI): Taking a strong exception to Azam Khan for hinting at a political conspiracy behind the gang-rape of a mother-daughter duo in Bulandshahr, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the Samajwadi Party leader should be sent to Agra's mental asylum for check-up as only a mental patient can make such an indication.

"There is no sense of his statements. He should be sent to Agra's mental asylum for check-up. At times, he divides the soldiers who have died in Kargil on the basis of religions, he raises unnecessary questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lahore visit and includes some mafia's name in that. The way he has tried to politicize the Bulandshahr rape incident.only a mental patient can do so," BJP leader Prem Shukla told ANI.

Khan earlier said that a desperate opposition could stoop to any level to defame and disgrace the government since the state elections are approaching.

However, the Samajwadi Party leader defended his remarks.

"I never said there is a conspiracy by the opposition. I said that as the elections are near, we all should find from where these protests and incidents are coming from. I never said that this was a conspiracy by the opposition," Khan told ANI in Lucknow.

"If we were not sensitive about them then how such a quick response would have been made. It is because of their pain that we are saying that accused should be arrested as soon as possible and a proper investigation should be done to find out the truth. This case requires strict action," he added.

A fast track court in Bulandshahr earlier on Monday sent the three accused arrested in connection with the case to 14-day judicial custody.

The incident took place earlier on Friday night when a 35-year-old woman and her daughter were allegedly gang- raped by a group of robbers in Bulandshahr district.

The victims were on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur with the other family members when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-9, which connects Noida and Bulandshahr. (ANI)