Dr. Kafeel Khan still awaits justice

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: December 20, 2018

The suspended paediatrician of BRD Medical College Hospital has to visit the court every 14 days just to sign documents. Every other week he has to shuttle between Allahabad and Lucknow to appear either for the probe on his brother’s attack or for his job.


Kafeel Khan
 
Gorakhpur: Talking straight from the Gorakhpur criminal court, Dr. Kafeel Khan said that things have not changed much in the last one and a half years. “What should have been finished in 90 days since the Supreme Court order is still going on one and a half years later. No enquiry has begun,” he said on Monday through a Facebook live video from his profile.


 
 
He added that he has to visit the court every 14 days just to sign some documents. Every other week he has to shuttle between Allahabad and Lucknow to appear either keep tabs on the probe initiated over his brother’s attack or for his job. “They are neither revoking my suspension nor letting me serve,” he said.
 
Along with him were a pharmacist and an accounting clerk who were jailed for a year in the BRD medical tragedy case. They said in the video that they had no role to play in the incident and had no connection to it at all. They said that they followed the orders given to them by their superiors but caught got in this judicial trap.
 
“Whatever the authorities are doing, I urge them to come to a decision. Either let me go or let me serve. People who have no role in the tragedy are being hounded, put in jails for a year and are left with no jobs. They have families and small children and everyone needs to earn their daily bread. I just have a message for the authorities and the government that you can intimidate us as much as you want, we will rise with a new spirit every day and we are not afraid of you,” Dr. Khan said in the video.




He even requested UP CM Yogi Adityanath to expedite the enquiry through a letter on Tuesday. He urged him to request the authorities to come to a solution sooner.
 
In September, suspended paediatrician of BRD Medical College Hospital Dr Kafeel Khan was arrested by Bahraich police for allegedly creating nuisance at the district hospital and later granted bail. A day after he was granted bail, Gorakhpur police arrested him and his brother for allegedly opening a bank account in a nationalised bank using fake documents.
 
He was arrested in September last year following deaths of around 30 children in August at the BRD Medical College. The kids had allegedly died of disruption in the oxygen supply in August 2017. In April this year, Kafeel got bail in the case but has been mired in different conspiracies along with a vicious attack on his brother ever since he decided to take on the authorities.