New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday told Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan to file a reply by November 17 in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case.

The apex court also directed media organisations to submit the byte of the Samajwadi Party leader in which he made a statement related to gang-rape incident.

Khan 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 July 29.

On August 29, the Supreme Court issued Khan a notice for his reported comment. The victim’s father told the court that the she suffered trauma for five hours and when they called police, it did not respond for 25 minutes.

The case was subsequently handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. In September, the court asked the CBI to serve a notice to the minister for his alleged statement.