KAFEEL KHAN BOOKED UNDER NSA FOR SPEECH AGAINST CAA
GORAKHPUR: Hours before his scheduled release on Friday morning—fourdaysafterhewas grantedbailonFebruary10inan alleged hate speech case — the Aligarh district administration usedthestringentNationalSecurityAct(NSA)againstsuspended BRD Hospital pediatrician Dr KafeelKhan,extendinghisdetention by a likely 12 months (the maximum allowed under NSA).
“Yes, Dr Kafeel has been booked under NSA,” confirmed Aligarhdistrictmagistrate(DM) Chandra Bhushan Singh.
Khan was booked for his allegedhatespeechmadeduring protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Aligarh on December 12.
He was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) from Mumbai on January 30 and shifted to Mathura jail.
The police feared that Dr KafeelKhan’spresenceintheAligarhjailcouldhaveworsenedthe lawandordersituationinthecity in view of the ongoing protests against CAA.