BJP MP Kamlesh Paswan behind attack on brother, says Dr Kafeel Khan

Dr Khan demanded security cover for himself and his family from the UP government, claiming that they faced a threat to their lives.

Published: 18th June 2018 01:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2018 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

Kashif Jameel, Dr Kafeel Khan’s brother, at the hospital | Express Photo

By Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Dr Kafeel Khan, who is an accused in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College negligence case involving the death of scores of children and infants, alleged on Sunday that BJP MP Kamlesh Paswan was behind a recent attack on his brother Kashif Jamal.

“The attack on Kashif was carried out at the behest of BJP MP from Basgaon, Kamlesh Paswan, in collusion with Satish Nanglia (the owner of a plaza in Gorakhpur),” Khan said. He alleged that Paswan and Nanglia wanted to occupy a plot of land belonging to his maternal uncle.

He demanded security cover for himself and his family from the UP government, claiming that they faced a threat to their lives.

Kashif Jameel, 34, was allegedly shot at by unidentified bike-borne miscreants near JP Hospital in Gorakhpur on June 10. He was taken to a private nursing home, from where he was referred to the trauma centre of King George Medical University in Lucknow. Jameel had sustained bullet wounds on his arm, neck and chin.

Gorakhpur’s Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur had on June 11 said, “A case has been registered against unidentified persons. Police is investigating all possible aspects.”

Dr Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed AES ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, when 30 children died in the hospital on August 10 and 11. He was arrested in September 2017 for his alleged criminal negligence and liability in the case. He was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in April this year.

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