Chandrachud also slammed the UP government and EC for disqualifying Khan and declaring his seat as vacant without giving him time to approach the appellate court.
Azam Khan's conviction and his disqualification from the Assembly came as a major jolt for his party just before the upcoming urban local body polls due this year-end and 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The SP leader was accused of seeking votes on religious lines while using objectionable language against his Congress rival and the then Rampur DM whom he had accused of turning Rampur into hell.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana and comprising Justices Hima Kohli and C T Ravikumar was hearing the matter.
The Kerala High Court on Friday granted bail to senior politician PC George in a hate speech case registered in Thiruvananthapuram.
In the remand report, the police said there were chances of George repeating similar offences if he is granted bail.
In 'better affidavit': Delhi Police makes U-turn in Dharam Sansad 'hate speech' case in SC, lodges FIR
Days after the SC pulled up Delhi police on its affidavit in hate speech case at a Dharam Sansad, the police have made a U-turn and told the court it registered an FIR after examining the materials.
Bajrang Muni Das, the mahant of Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasi Ashram in Khairabad town of Sitapur, had allegedly made the hate speech against Muslims on April 2.