The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dropped NSA charges against Dr Kafeel Khan and directed his immediate release who is jailed in Uttar Pradesh’ Mathura.
Dr Kafeel was arrested for allegedly making a provocative speech against Citizenship Amendments Act (CAA) in December 2019.
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) had earlier this year arrested Dr Kafeel Khan for allegedly making inflammatory statements at AMU during protests against the CAA.
Dr. Kafeel Khan had been arrested for his speeches made during the anti-CAA protests in the Aligarh Muslim University.
Khan was earlier granted bail by the CJM, Aligarh. However, he was not allowed to walk free as the NSA was slapped on him by the Aligarh District Magistrate even before his release.
Khan hit the headlines after the 2017 tragedy at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, in which several children died due to a lack of oxygen cylinders.
Initially, he was hailed as a saviour for the children for arranging emergency oxygen cylinders, but later, faced action, along with nine other doctors and staff members of the hospital, all of whom were released on bail later. He was also given a clean chit in the departmental inquiry, but his suspension was not revoked.
The petition seeking the release of Kafeel Khan was filed by his mother Nuzhat Parveen.