Aligarh: Pediatrician Kafeel Khan who was earlier accused of allegedly causing the death of over 60 children at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur in the year 2017 is yet again caught in controversy for making an inflammatory speech recently at the AMU.
Mr Khan was remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody and later transferred to Mathura jail, officials said on Saturday.
He was produced before remand magistrate before he was sent to judicial custody said Circle Officer (Civil Lines) Anil Samania adding within an hour Mr Khan was transferred to Mathura Jail from Aligarh Jail.
The UP police had obtained transit remand for Khan on Thursday and arrested him in Mumbai when he reached the city to attend a protest, for his alleged inflammatory remarks at an anti-CAA protest at AMU last month.
A UP special task force arrested him in a joint operation with Mumbai Police on Wednesday, when he reached the city to attend a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
The STF said Khan was arrested in connection with a case registered at the Civil Lines police station in Aligarh and was booked under section 153-A of the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity between groups.
He is accused of making the alleged inflammatory remarks on December 12 during a protest near Bab-e-Syed Gate outside the Aligarh Muslim University in front of over 600 students protesting against the new citizenship law.
He is also alleged to have made objectionable comments against Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Meanwhile, in Gorakhpur, his brother Adil Khan has alleged his brother was arrested to give the ruling BJP an advantage in the Delhi Assembly polls on February 8.
Following the 2017 incident, Mr Khan was suspended and arrested, with the UP government claiming that he had failed to take prompt action or warn his superiors about the impending crisis.
However, two years later, a state government probe, cleared Khan of all major charges, prompting him to seek an apology from the Yogi Adityanath government.
In Gorakhpur, his brother Adil Khan has questioned Wednesday’s arrest. “It is clear that the motive behind the arrest was political gain during the Delhi Assembly election, Adil Khan claimed.
“It is alleged that my brother has no faith in the Constitution, which is wrong as his speech is available on social media and nowhere has he said this. He is falsely accused and wrongly arrested,” he told