The Allahabad High Court sought the response of the Uttar Pradesh Government regarding the continuing suspension of Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan, a Paediatrician working with BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur for over four years.
A three-judge bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian clarified that the observations in the High Court order will not affect the prosecution of the criminal cases.
The Allahabad High Court today dropped charges filed against Dr Kafeel Khan under National Security Act and ordered his immediate release. Dr Kafeel Khan has been incarcerated in Mathura jail for the last six months.
The Allahabad High Court has adjourned hearing on a Habeas Corpus plea filed by Nuzhat Perween mother of Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan challenging his detention under Section 3(2) of the National Security Act, 1980.
The Allahabad High Court has asked the Centre and the state governments to file a reply on a petition demanding the release of Dr Kafeel Khan, jailed under NSA for allegedly making inflammatory speeches during CAA protests.