LUCKNOW: Dr Kafeel Khan, an accused in the Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College negligence case involving death of scores of children and infants, today alleged that BJP MP from Bansgaon Kamlesh Paswan was behind a recent attack on his brother Kashif Jamal.
Speaking to reporters here today, Dr Kafeel said, "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).
"Maintaining that there was no direct enmity between the BJP MP and his brother, Kafeel alleged both Kamlesh Paswan and Satish wanted to occupy a plot of land belonging to his maternal uncle for which even an FIR had been registered earlier.
Kafeel also demanded security cover for himself and his family members from the UP government adding that they all are facing threat to their lives.
BJP MP Paswan, however, termed the allegation against him as "baseless," saying Dr Kafeel was trying to gain political mileage out of the attack.
"These are all baseless allegations which have been levelled on me. I have got nothing to do with the case (attack on Kashif). And, I am ready for any sort of probe," Paswan told PTI.
"Through these acts, Dr Kafeel is trying to gain a soft corner and attempting to establish himself politically," he added.
According to police, Kashif Jameel, 34, was allegedly shot at by some unidentified bike-borne miscreants near JP Hospital in Gorakhpur on June 10 after which he was rushed to a private nursing home from where he was referred to the trauma centre of King George Medical University in Lucknow.
Kashif had sustained bullet wounds on his right upper arm, neck and chin.
A day after the attack, Kafeel had said on twitter, "Allah rahem kare.I'm not going to bend."
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 Kafeel Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed AES ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, when a total of 30 children had died in the hospital on August 10 and 11.
He was removed following the deaths of the children and was later arrested by the UP Police in September 2017 for his alleged criminal negligence and liability in the case.
He is was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in April this year.