The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday night arrested Doctor Kafeel Khan.
STF Inspector General Amitabh Yash said Kafeel Khan was wanted in a case registered in Aligarh for his allegedly ‘inflammatory remarks’ made at a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
An FIR was registered against Kafeel Khan under section 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) of IPC at the civil lines police station on December 13.
According to the FIR, Kafeel said in his speech: “Mota Bhai’ is teaching everyone to become Hindu or Muslim but not a human being. He does not believe in the constitution since the RSS came into existence. The CAA makes Muslims a second category citizen and subsequently they will be harassed with the implementation of the NRC.”
Kafeel was scheduled to be in Mumbai protests on Thursday.
Kafeel was removed from his post at the state-run BRD hospital after 30 children died over two days in August 2017 and later in 2019, Uttar Pradesh government inquiry gave a clean chit to him.