SC refuses to intrude with HC order quashing detention of Kafeel Khan

The Supreme Courtroom on Thursday refused to intrude with the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom verdict which had quashed the detention of Dr underneath the Safety Act (NSA) and ordered his fast launch.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which was listening to the Uttar Pradesh authorities’s plea difficult the excessive courtroom’s September 1 verdict, mentioned it’s a good judgement.

We won’t intrude within the judgement. Nonetheless, the statement won’t impression some other proceedings, mentioned the bench, additionally comprising justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.

Solicitor Common Tushar Mehta, showing for the state, advised the bench that statement made by the excessive courtroom exonerates Khan within the legal proceedings.

Legal circumstances might be selected their very own deserves, the bench noticed.


Khan had hit the headlines after the 2017 tragedy at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical School, through which a number of kids died because of an absence of oxygen cylinders. Initially, he was hailed as a saviour for arranging emergency oxygen cylinders however later confronted motion together with 9 different docs and workers members of the hospital, all of whom had been launched on bail later.

In its September 1 verdict, the excessive courtroom had quashed khan’s detention underneath the NSA and ordered his fast launch, saying his speech on the AMU did not promote hatred or violence and gave a name for integrity.

The excessive courtroom had mentioned that the Aligarh district Justice of the Peace, who had handed the order for Khan’s detention, did a “selective studying” of his speech, “ignoring its true intent”.

The excessive courtroom had allowed the petition filed by Khan’s mom, Nuzhat Parveen, and mentioned the detention order by the district Justice of the Peace was unlawful.

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