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Guwahati, February 14, 2020:

Dr Kafeel Khan, a suspended pediatrician of the BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, has been slapped under the National Security Act (NSA) following his alleged inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University during the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in December, 2019.

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Police arrested Khan on January 29 from Mumbai airport following a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against him. Later he was granted bail after furnishing a bail bond of Rs 60,000 with the condition of not repeating the crime again. However, even after four days of his bail, he continued to suffer in Mathura jail.

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The FIR was filed against Khan on December 13 in Aligarh under Section 152-A of the IPC, which is for promoting enmity between different religions. As per the FIR, Khan is accused of provoking religious sentiments of Muslim students of Aligarh Muslim University while addressing a gathering of around 600 students.

After his arrest in Mumbai, Dr Khan was brought to Aligarh, from where he was immediately shifted to the district jail in neighbouring Mathura.

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According to police, Khan was shifted because his presence in the Aligarh jail could have aggravated the law and order situation in the city.

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