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Allahabad High Court quashes NSA charges against Dr Kafeel Khan, set to released

PTI
Published Sep 1, 2020, 12:26 pm IST
Updated Sep 2, 2020, 10:13 am IST
Khan has been in jail since January after a speech he delivered at the Aligarh Muslim University during the anti-CAA protests
Dr Kafeel Khan
 Dr Kafeel Khan

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act and ordered his immediate release.

 The bench, comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh, passed the order on a petition filed by Khan's mother Nuzhat Parveen.

 

The petition alleged that Khan was granted bail in February by a competent court and he was supposed to be released on bail. However, he was not released for four days and the NSA was subsequently invoked against him. Hence, his detention was illegal, the petition argued.

Khan has been in jail since January after a speech he delivered at the Aligarh Muslim University during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests in December.

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