BJP MP Kamlesh Paswan Behind Attack on Brother: Dr Kafeel Khan

Suspended BRD Medical College paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan on Sunday, 17 June, accused BJP MP from Bansgaon in Uttar Pradesh, Kamlesh Paswan, of hiring shooters to attack his brother. Dr Khan's brother was shot by unknown assailants on 10 June.

Addressing the media, Dr Khan alleged that Paswan and owner of Baldev Plaza Satish Nagalia, were behind the attack.

“Paswan has no personal enmity with my brother. My uncle has a piece of land which Kamlesh and Satish encroached upon in February. FIR was lodged and they had sought stay order by the High Court on arrests,” said Dr Khan.

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. He demanded that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or a High Court Judge takes up the case.

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. Through these acts, Dr Kafeel is trying to gain a soft corner and attempting to establish himself politically." - Kamlesh Paswan, BJP MP

According to police, Kashif Jameel, 34, was allegedly shot at by some unidentified bike-borne miscreants near JP Hospital in Gorakhpur, 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.

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 10 and 11 August.

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.

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