Lucknow, Sept 22: Dr Kafeel Khan, out on bail in the BRD Medical College deaths case, was arrested again by the Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday. This time, Dr Kafeel was charged of "disrupting treatment" at the district hospital in Bahraich.
Superintendent of Police Sabharaj Singh said they were alerted by the hospital authorities after Dr Kafeel entered into the treatment ward and began arguing with doctors. Since he had "disturbed" treatment of patients, the police took him under arrest. BRD Medical College Deaths Case: Govt Admits Oxygen Shortage in RTI Reply, Says Dr Kafeel Khan Arranged Six Cylinders.
The embattled doctor's brother, Adeel Khan, has refuted the police's claim, alleging that Dr Kafeel was arrested as he was scheduled to address the press today with incrementing information related to the death of 63 children within a span of four days at the Gorakhpur-based BRD Medical College last year.
Dr Kafeel, who was the head of the encephalitis ward at BRD Medical College, was charged among the nine key accused by the UP police in the case involving the death of toddlers.
While the accused has reiterated that the liquid oxygen supply was cut-off due to non-payment of dues by the government, the police has claimed that Dr Kafeel used to divert the oxygen supplies to his private clinic. He was arrested in September 2017 -- a month after the tragedy broke out. He was released in April this year after the Allahabad High Court granted him bail.