Kafeel Khan’s detention below NSA prolonged by three months

Lucknow, August 16

The Uttar Pradesh authorities has prolonged the detention of Kafeel Khan below the National Security Act by a interval of three months, an official assertion mentioned.

Khan has been in jail since January 29 for allegedly delivering a provocative speech on the Aligarh Muslim University on December 10, 2019 throughout the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests.

In an order dated August 4, 2020, the UP Home Department mentioned the National Security Act (NSA) was invoked towards Khan on February 13, 2020, on the orders of the Aligarh District Magistrate. After this, the matter was despatched to the advisory council, which in its report, mentioned there are “enough reasons” to maintain Khan in jail.

As a end result, on May 6, orders got to increase his detention below the NSA by one other three months.

“According to the report of the UP advisory council and the report obtained from District Magistrate Aligarh, Governor Anandiben Patel using the powers vested in her, directed that the detention of Kafeel Khan be extended by three more months,” the order mentioned.

“As a result, Kafeel will remain in jail till November 13, 2020,” it mentioned.

Khan hit the headlines after the 2017 tragedy at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, during which a number of youngsters died attributable to lack of oxygen cylinders. Initially, he was hailed as a saviour for the youngsters for arranging emergency oxygen cylinders however later, confronted motion, together with 9 different docs and workers members of the hospital, all of whom had been launched on bail later. PTI


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