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Gorakhpur tragedy: Dr Kafeel Khan gets bail after 8 months

By Chennabasaveshwar

Allahabad High Court granted bail to Dr Kafeel Khan, who was booked in connection with the death of children due to lack of oxygen at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College.
Dr Kafeel Khan has been in a Gorakhpur jail since the 2nd of September, 2017.

Dr Kafeel Khan

Justice Yashwant Varma granted him relief after hearing his bail application. He was lodged in a Gorakhpur jail after being arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide and criminal breach of trust by public servant, among others.

Dr Kafeel Khan got bail after his letter written in the jail got published in the Indian Express paper. In the letter, Khan alleged that he and the others with him are being made "scapegoats" for an "administrative failure" at a higher level.

Last week, Khan was admitted to the hospital after his wife told media that her husband's health was deteriorating in jail. She alleged that jail administration was not allowing Dr. Kafeel to shift to Lucknow.

Police have charged Khan, a former doctor at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghubar Das Medical College Hospital, with an attempt to murder over the death of 30 children in August but dropped the corruption charges for lack of evidence.

In December last year, Khan's mother, Nuzhat Parveen had met Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during a Janta Darbar held in Gorakhpur and demanded justice for her son. Nuzhat Parveen told Yogi Adityanath that her family was going through a difficult time and that the CM must help them.


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