Allahabad, Sep 1 :In a major relief to Dr Kafeel Khan who had been arrested under National Security Act, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the government to immediately release him.
Hearing a petition filed by Dr Kafeel Khan’s mother, the Allahabad High Court revoked the NSA charges against the Gorakhpur doctor arrested earlier this year for an anti-CAA speech.
Dr Kafeel Khan had been charged under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) for his speech against the CAA at the Aligarh Muslim University in December 2019.
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) had arrested Dr Kafeel Khan on charges of making inflammatory statements at AMU during protests against the CAA.
Dr Kafeel Khan, a paediatrician, had first come to the limelight in 2017 when a controversy broke out after the death of over 60 children in less than a week at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, UP.