Gorakhpur tragedy: Police drop corruption charges against Dr Kafeel

Gorakhpur tragedy: Police drop corruption charges against Dr Kafeel
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Gorakhpur: Unable to gather enough evidence against Dr Kafeel of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College, police have dropped Charges of corruption and private practice against him on Saturday.

Khan was dismissed from the position as a nodal officer following several deaths of children at the hospital. He was among nine, who were accused of deaths of 33 children on August 10 and 11, and was sent into police custody.

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Investigating officer Abhishek Singh said charges were dropped, due to lack of evidence against Dr Kafeel pertaining to corruption, indulging in the private practice of the IT Act and Indian Medical Council Act, quoted India Today.

“Since no evidence was found against Dr Khan on these counts, we had dropped these charges against him,” said Singh.

FIR likely to be filed against former principal of the BRD Medical College, KP Khushwaha, and four others in connection with executing a contract with oxygen supplier Pushpa Sales Pvt Ltd.

Pushpa sales were found to be engaged in supplying oxygen at a higher price, violating the tender process, investigations revealed.