The Uttar Pradesh Police has slapped the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against Dr Kafeel Khan, who’s in jail for allegedly delivering a speech at the Aligarh Muslim University against the amended Citizenship Act.
Dr Khan is lodged in Mathura jail regardless of a bail granted to him in reference to the speech in December.
“NSA has been slapped against Dr Kafeel Khan. He will stay in jail,” Aligarh SSP Akash Kulhari informed PTI.
The NSA permits preventive detention for months if the authorities are glad that the particular person is a menace to national safety or legislation and order.
Dr Khan was arrested by the UP Special Task Force from Mumbai on January 29 in reference to the speech he had delivered throughout an anti-CAA protest at Aligarh Muslim University on December 12.
A case was registered against him at the Civil Lines police station in Aligarh on the cost of selling enmity between completely different religions. After his arrest, Dr Khan was dropped at Aligarh after which instantly shifted to the district jail in neighbouring Mathura.
This was accomplished as a precautionary measure in view of the anti-CAA protests at the AMU campus and at Eidgah grounds within the previous quarters of the town. Dr Khan’s presence in Aligarh jail might have worsened the law-and-order state of affairs within the metropolis, the police had stated.
The physician was earlier arrested for his alleged function within the demise of over 60 youngsters inside an week at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur in August 2017. Short provide of oxygen at the kids’s ward was blamed at that point for the deaths.
About two years later, a state authorities probe cleared Khan of all main prices, prompting him to hunt an apology from the Yogi Adityanath authorities.