Dr Kafeel’s letter from jail stirs controversy

Mathura (UP), July 6

A four-page letter, written allegedly by suspended Gorakhpur physician Kafeel Khan, has stirred up a hornet’s nest. The letter, which narrates the “hellish” situations of the Mathura jail the place he’s presently lodged for collaborating in anti-CAA protests, claims that about 150 inmates are sharing a bathroom.

Jail’s Senior Superintendent Shailendra Maitri has questioned the veracity of the letter. “Kafeel denies having written any letter. We screen all the outgoing mails,” he mentioned.

Besides “unbearable stench,” the letter factors out frequent electrical energy cuts in addition to questioning his detention. Kafeel’s brother Adeel Ahmad Khan asserted that the letter was written by Kafeel on June 15 which reached the household by means of put up on July 1.

Kafeel was booked for his alleged inflammatory remarks at an anti-CAA protest on the AMU in December 2019. — IANS

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