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Gorakhpur death tragedy: Dr Kafeel Khan released on bail after 7 months in jail

Allahabad High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Dr Kafeel Khan, a paediatrician who is one of the those accused for the death of the 70 children at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical college, Gorakhpur in August 2017.

The single headed bench of Justice yashwant Verma granted him the bail which was applied on the medical grounds.

Dr Kafeel Khan’s wife Dr Shabista Khan alleges that the jail authorities are not giving him the proper medical facilities as Dr Kafeel Khan is a heart and blood pressure patient. She requested the government to consider his critical condition as an emergency and grant him bail on the medical grounds.

She said, “My husband is a heart patient, his blood pressure is running high, he is also suffering from depression. Who will bear the responsibility if something happens to him”.

Last year, Dr Kafeel Khan’s mother demanded justice for his son in the CM Yogi Adityanath’s Janta Darbar saying that his son was trapped in a conspiracy in the BRD Medical College incident while CM assured her to look in the case soon.

Dr Khafeel Khan claims that he was on leave on August 10, 2017 when the incident took place.

He further added, “The moment I got the WhatsApp message on that fateful night, I did everything a doctor, a father, a responsible citizen of India should do. I tried to save each and every life which was in danger due to sudden stoppage of liquid oxygen”.

After the death of 70 innocent lives in August last year, the UP government forms a special task force (STF) following the arrest of the 9 persons including Dr Kafeel Ahmed khan, Dr Rajiv Mishra (Medical College Principal), Dr Satish Kumar (former Anaestesia Department Head), Sudhir pandey, Udai Sharma, sanjay Tripathi (All Accounts departments clerks), Dr Purnima Shukla, Manish Bhandari (owner of Pushpa Sales Pvt Lt) and Gajanan Jaiswal (ex-Chief pharmacist).

However, Dr Kafeel Ahmed came into the limelight first as he was the one who first took the charge of managing the oxygen cylinders from the various sources to save the lives. He is still under the charge of sections 308, 409 and 102B.

 

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