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. Also Read - A Week After Dr Kafeel Khan Was Absolved Of All Charges, UP Government Orders Fresh Probe Against Him
An FIR was registered against him under section 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) of IPC on December 13. Also Read - Paresh Rawal Apologises on Twitter For Writing Against Kafeel Khan in Gorakhpur College Tragedy Case
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. Also Read - 'Government Should Apologise', Says Kafeel Khan After Getting Clean Chit in 2017 Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy
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)