Shock to Dr. Kafeel, Supreme Court transfers case to High Court

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In December, the Supreme Court transferred the case of the arrest of Dr Kafeel Khan, a protestor towards the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Aligarh Muslim University, to the Allahabad High Court. Gorakhpur's pediatrician Kafeel is at the moment in judicial custody. Dr. Kafeel was arrested by STF. Kafeel filed a petition within the Supreme Court towards this motion. Dr. Kafeel had filed a petition within the Supreme Court demanding the listening to and instant launch of the case.

NSA's arrest was challenged

Earlier, the Aligarh court docket granted bail to Dr. Kafeel Khan. But earlier than being launched, the District Magistrate of Aligarh had handed an instruction for his custody beneath the National Security Act (NSA). <! –


A writ petition was filed on behalf of Dr. Khan by his lawyer Fauzil Ayyubi within the Supreme Court. Ayyubi argued that his shopper needs to be launched instantly, as he has been illegally arrested beneath the NSA.

Accused of giving inflammatory speech

Dr. Khan was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force final month from Mumbai on December 12, 2019 after allegedly making inflammatory statements on the Aligarh Muslim University throughout a protest towards the CAA. He was charged beneath the NSA on 14 February.

According to the police, the scholars of the college had a fierce demonstration and vandalism on December 15, after listening to Dr. Kafeel's speech. The police had filed a case towards him. He was later arrested from Mumbai Airport and produced within the court docket of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Aligarh. The CJM despatched him to 14 days judicial custody. But he was transferred to Mathura District Jail in view of the potential of unrest.

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