Kafeel Khan, the Uttar Pradesh physician who was jailed after the demise of over 60 youngsters at a authorities hospital in 2017, has been charged below the powerful Nationwide Safety Act (NSA) for a speech in opposition to the Citizenship (Modification) Act or CAA at a chat on the Aligarh Muslim College late final 12 months.
Dr Khan was granted bail on Monday after he was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police final month from the Mumbai airport following a First Data Report (FIR) in opposition to him. Nonetheless, he was but to be launched.
The FIR, filed on December 13, says Dr Khan made an try to vitiate the peaceable ambiance on the college and disturb communal concord.
Two days after the case was registered in opposition to Dr Khan, there have been large-scale clashes at AMU, the place the police have been accused of indulging in violence and have been seen on video smashing two-wheelers and assaulting college students.
Launched in 1980, the strict Nationwide Safety Act empowers the federal government to detain individuals, with out being charged in court docket, for as much as a 12 months if they believe that they may disrupt public order, endanger the safety of India or its ties with overseas international locations.
Dr Khan was suspended, arrested and jailed for his alleged position within the deaths of over 60 youngsters at a authorities hospital in Gorakhpur as a consequence of alleged oxygen scarcity in 2017. In September final 12 months, a UP authorities report cleared him of all main accusations.