Arrested for an inflammatory speech on CAA, UP paediatrician now gets bail
Aligarh: Child specialist Dr Kafeel Khan, who was arrested for allegedly making inflammatory statements at the AMU during protests against the CAA last month, has now been granted bail by the Aligarh Court. Chief judicial magistrate Karuna Singh granted bail to Khan on a bail bond of Rs 60,000. Two surety bonds of Rs 60,000 each would also be furnished by the guarantors.
The doctor will be released from Mathura jail on Tuesday after legal formalities are completed.
The suspended doctor was arrested by special task force (STF) of the UP police from Mumbai on January 29, when he reached the city to attend a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
He was arrested in connection with a case registered against him in Aligarh under section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) of the Indian Penal Code at Civil Lines police station on December 13.
The case was filed after his speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
According to the FIR, while addressing students, without naming anyone, Dr Kafeel Khan said that 'Mota Bhai' is teaching everyone to become Hindu or Muslim but not a human being. "This is a fight for our existence. We have to fight."
The FIR also said that Dr Kafeel Khan made an attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere and disturb the communal harmony with his speech.