New Delhi: Dr Kafeel Khan, who was heavily criticised for his inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), was on Friday booked under the National Security Act (NSA) by the Uttar Pradesh government, headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Also Read - Two Lionesses Test Covid Positive At Etawah Safari Park In Uttar Pradesh, Kept In Isolation
Khan, a suspended lecturer-cum-paediatrician was arrested on January 29 by UP Police for delivering a controversial speech at the prestigious AMU during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act on December 12. He was granted bail on Monday, earlier this week, but was still held at the Mathura jail. Also Read - CM Yogi Issues Fresh Instructions, Tasks Team-9 To Ensure All-Round Effort To Tackle Covid 2.0
His brother had countered a PTI report that stated he was released and charged that the jail authorities did not honour the court’s order and kept him in custody despite being granted bail. Also Read - Noida Lockdown Extended Till May 10 | Check Steps to Apply For e-pass Online
Dr Kafeel Khan first grabbed spotlight in August 2017 when he was entangled in a controversy in connection to the death of 60 children in less than a week at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur. Reports were that the children’s oxygen supply was cut off over a disruption caused by unpaid bills to its vendors.
Khan was subsequently suspended and jailed for nearly a year. He was granted bail in April 2018 by Allahabad High Court after no evidence was found on negligence on his part.