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Dr Kafeel alleges BJP MP’s role in attack on brother, demands CBI probe

Dr Kafeel alleges his brother was attacked at the behest of Bansgaon BJP MP Kamlesh Paswan and promoter Satish Nangalia following a dispute over a 50,000 sq feet land owned by their maternal uncle.

lucknow Updated: Jun 17, 2018 21:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Dr Kafeel’s (pictured) brother Kashif Jameel, 34, an engineer by profession, was shot at in Gorakhnath area on June 10. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Dr Kafeel Khan, the suspended paediatrician of BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, alleged the role of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP in the June 10 attack on his brother and demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.

Kafeel’s brother Kashif Jameel, 34, an engineer by profession, was shot at in the Gorakhnath area.

Kafeel, who has also received a letter from Congress president Rahul Gandhi condemning the attack, said, “The attack needs a CBI inquiry. The manner in which police delayed the treatment of my brother in the name of medico-legal examination is enough to show that they were either under pressure or following someone’s directions.”

“My brother was attacked at the behest of Bansgaon BJP MP Kamlesh Paswan and promoter Satish Nangalia following a dispute over a 50,000 sq feet land owned by my maternal uncle,” Kafeel said.

Refuting Khan’s charges Paswan said he was ready for any probe but would file a defamation case against the doctor.

“Charges levelled against me by Dr Kafeel, who himself is a controversial person, are totally baseless and an attempt to come into limelight by accusing a politician like me,” Paswan told reporters in a hurriedly called press conference on Sunday.

“Ever since Congress president Rahul Gandhi extended support to him, he has started accusing us in a planned manner,” the MP said.

First Published: Jun 17, 2018 17:43 IST