The Allahabad High Court here on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of UP Doctor Kafeel Khan who was detained by UP government under the National Security Act.
The NSA was invoked against Kafeel Khan on February 13 on the orders of the Aligarh District Magistrate. The court stated that order was illegal as grounds submitted by the authorities were not sufficient to detain Khan.
The doctor has been in jail since January 29 for allegedly delivering a provocative speech at the Aligarh Muslim University on December 10, 2019 during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests.
It is to mention here that Khan had earlier hit the headlines after the 2017 tragedy at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, in which several kids died due to lack of oxygen cylinders.
“Kafeel Ahmad Khan, Kafeel Khan, Allahabad High Court