By Adam Rizvi, TIO: Gorakhpur medic Dr. Kafeel Khan stated in a press conference held at the UP Press Club on Sunday that no action has been taken by the UP police despite promising to catch the culprits (who shot his brother recently ) within 48 hours. He said that it was evident that the UP police were acting on someone’s instructions and their intention was clear.
A week after his brother Kashif Jameel was shot at by unidentified assailants, the suspended BRD Medical College pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan accused BJP MP from Bansgaon, Kamlesh Paswan, of having a role in the June 10 attack, news agency ANI reported.
Addressing the media, Dr. Khan alleged that Paswan and another of his acquaintances had hired shooters to attack his brother. He alleged the duo had encroached on a property belonging to his uncle and an FIR too had been lodged in the matter. “Paswan had sought a stay order by the High Court on their arrests,” said Dr. Khan.
“Even after a week, no action has been taken by the UP police despite promising to catch the culprits within 48 hours. He said that it was evident that the UP police were acting on someone’s instructions and their intention was clear. We demand a CBI investigation or that a High Court judge investigate this case. We don’t want this to be investigated by UP Police,” said Dr. Khan.
Paswan has denied the allegation leveled against him by Dr. Khan. Speaking to reporters in Gorakhpur,
Paswan said that Dr. Khan was trying to hog the limelight after getting a letter from Rahul Gandhi in his support. He also denied the allegation that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present in his Muth which is 500m away from the site where Dr. Khan’s brother was shot.
Khan’s brother Kashif Jameel was shot three times by two masked men on a motorcycle when he was returning home in Gorakhpur on June 10. Jameel, who is a property dealer, has two criminal cases pending against him, including that of forgery. The police had suspected the attack was a fallout of a property dispute.
However, Khan believed it had more to do with the ‘false cases filed against him. Dr. Khan had released a statement hours after his brother was attacked, alleging “I always said they would try to kill us”.
Dr. Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed AES ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur. He was one of the nine accused in the case involving the death of 63 children, including infants, in August 2017 within four days due to disruption in the supply of oxygen. He was arrested in September 2017 but was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in April this year.
With inputs from PTI