Dr. Kafeel Khan has been booked under the National security Act (NSA) over his alleged anti-CAA speech by the Uttar Pradesh government.
The Uttar Pradesh government has slapped the National Security Act (NSA) against Gorakhpur physician Dr Kafeel Khan for allegedly making provocative comments during his speech on the Citizenship Amendment Act at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on 12th December 2019.
SP Crime Dr Arvind said that there were sufficient grounds to book the doctor under NSA.
The suspended paediatrician, Kafeel Khan, was arrested for allegedly delivering a controversial speech during Anti-CAA protests on December 12 at the Aligarh Muslim University. While he was granted bail on Monday, his family members claimed on Thursday that he was yet to be released.
Kafeel was arrested on 29 January, with assistance from Mumbai Police at the airport, when he arrived in the city to attend anti-CAA protest.
On Friday, 14 February, Khan’s wife Dr Sabista Khan tweeted from his official handle that he has been booked under NSA. Sabista also alleged that Kafeel was being harassed without any reason.
An FIR was registered against Khan under section 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) of IPC at the civil lines police station in Mumbai on 13 December. He was kept in police custody at Mumbai’s Sahar police station.
While Kafeel was granted bail on 10 February, he has still not been released from the Mathura jail.
According to the FIR, Khan is accused of provoking the religious sentiments of Muslim students of the Aligarh Muslim University while he was addressing a gathering of around 600 students about the CAA on 12 December.
Police had said that Dr Khan’s presence in the Aligarh jail could have aggravated the law and order situation in the city. After his arrest in Mumbai, Dr Khan was brought to Aligarh, from where he was shifted to the district jail in neighbouring Mathura.
The doctor was earlier arrested for his alleged role in the death of over 60 children in one week at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur in August 2017. Short supply of oxygen at the children’s ward was blamed at that time for the deaths.
He has been under suspension from the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur since the oxygen tragedy of 2017.