Dr Kafeel Khan arrested by UP police: Amid the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register Citizen protest, suspended lecturer Dr. Kafeel Khan, who allegedly disrupted a peaceful protest and communal harmony at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been arrested at the Mumbai airport, late on Wednesday night by the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force. He is also accused of giving hate speech in regards to CAA and NRC.
The case was registered at Civil Lines Police Station on December 13 under section 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups) of IPC. UP Police took assistance from Mumbai counterparts to nab Dr. Khan from the airport.
However, there is no clarity over the Special Task Force of UP Police’s reason for arresting Dr. Khan after the complaint’s registration around 40 days.
Initially, he was taken to the custody after his flight landed in Mumbai and later he was sent to Sahar police station.
As per the schedule, Dr. Kafeel Khan was supposed to address anti-CAA protest in Mumbai central at 11 am on Thursday. Several local women are continuously protesting at Mumbai Bagh against the citizenship law. He had flown into the city on Wednesday.
Followed by the registration of the case against Dr. Khan, the student’s crowd gathered at AMU, where the police allegedly accused of assaulting students and vandalising the property inside the premises of the hostels. Police entered the campus area after university authorities’ permission.
A scuffle broke out between police and AMU students. This happened after the students attempted to take anti-CAA march outside the campus and police tried to stop their march from the main gate.
Dr. Khan had been in news earlier for allegedly being involved in the deaths of over 60 children due to an oxygen shortage at a government hospital in Gorakhpur in 2017. He was also jailed for the same. In September 2019, a UP government report cleared all the accusations against him.