Dr. Kafeel Khan released at midnight
Lucknow, Sep 02: Following an order of the Allahabad High Court Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was detained by the Uttar Pradesh police has been released.
Khan who was detained under the National Security Act (NSA) was released at midnight.
It may be recalled that the NSA was invoked against Khan on February 13 following the orders of the Aligarh District Magistrate. The court said that the order was illegal as the ground submitted by the authorities was not sufficient to detain him.
"I will always remain thankful to all my well-wishers, who raised their voice for my release. The administration was not ready for release, but because of the prayers (duaa) of people, I have been released," he told news agency PTI.
He has been in jail since January 29 for allegedly delivering a provocative speech at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on December 10 2019 during the protests against the amended citizenship law.
It may be recalled that he had been in the news earlier following the 2017 tragedy at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, in which several kids died due to lack of oxygen cylinders.