New Delhi: Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan was arrested in Mumbai by the Uttar Pradesh police for making inflammatory statements at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on December 12 last year.
An FIR was registered against him under section 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) of IPC on December 13.
Khan was scheduled to be at the Mumbai Bagh protests on Thursday. In the same mould as Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, women protesters have started an indefinite stir against the CAA at Mumbai Bagh, with the agitation entering the third day on Wednesday.
Khan was the paediatrician at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur, where 63 children died in 2017 due to lack of oxygen. Following the incident, Khan was accused of corruption and medical negligence, and was suspended and jailed. in October, a state government inquiry had absolved Khan of all charges and even appreciated his actions to save lives during the crisis.
Reacting over this, Khan had posted a video message on Twitter and demanded an apology from Yogi Adityanath-led UP government.
(With IANS inputs)