Allahabad High Court orders for immediate release of Dr Kafeel Khan
A division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Samaitra Dayal Singh served this order after hearing the petition of Dr.Kafeel’s mother in which he demanded the release of Dr.Kafeel Khan.
Prayag Raj: A bench of Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered the release of Dr Kafeel Khan, a professor at BRD Medical College. The court also ordered to invoke the decision of extending NSA imposed on him.
A division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Samaitra Dayal Singh passed the order of after hearing the petition of Kafeel’s mother, in which she demanded the release of Dr. Kafeel Khan.
The court said that on 13 February 2020, the order of Dr Kafeel’s arrest was confirmed by the District Magistrate Aligarh and the decision of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. The judge further said that the order to extend the detention of Dr. Kafeel is also baseless and illegal Therefore, it is ordered to be released from the state detention.
Dr. Kafeel, a resident of Gorakhpur, was arrested in February this year on charges of making inflammatory speeches at an event in Aligarh. At present, he is in Mathura jail. In the last days of August, the government extended the NSA imposed on him for three months, which was challenged in the court by Dr. Kafeel’s family.
Expanding NSA, the state government had said that it had taken such a decision based on the reports of the NSA Advisory Board and the District Magistrate. There is ample evidence justifying his imprisonment.
Earlier, Dr. Kafeel, who had been detained under IPC 153A, was arrested by Mumbai STF on 29 January. Then, 153 and 505 (02) were added. He was released on February 10 by an Aligarh court, but on February 13, the UP government imposed NSA on him.