Allahabad HC quashes Kafeel Khan’s detention underneath NSA


Allahabad, September 1

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan underneath the National Security Act and ordered his speedy launch.

The bench, comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh, handed the order on a petition filed by Khan’s mom Nuzhat Parveen.

The petition alleged that Khan was granted bail in February by a reliable court docket and he was purported to be launched on bail. However, he was not launched for 4 days and the NSA was subsequently invoked towards him. Hence, his detention was unlawful, the petition argued.

Khan has been in jail since January after a speech he delivered on the Aligarh Muslim University throughout the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests in December. –PTI 



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