New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to serve a notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam khan for his alleged statement and remark in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case.

The apex court asked the investigating agency to send the notice to senior Samajwadi Party leader for his personal appearance in the matter.

Khan fumed the entire nation when he said that the gang-rape of a minor girl and her mother on the Bulandshahr Highway on July 29 was a political conspiracy.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had slammed the minister saying that his remarks were “shameful” and “outrageous”. The party had also demanded that the state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav must apologise for the conduct and statement of his ministerial colleague.

Earlier, SC had asked Khan to appear before it for his alleged remarks in the case, but he did not follow the court order.