Kashif Jameel, brother of Dr. Kafeel Khan, recovering from bullet injuries at a hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.


LUCKNOW: Dr Kafeel Ahmad Khan’s brother, who has survived a murder attempt on him last week, has alleged that an MP of BJP is behind the attack. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Dr Kafeel demanded a CBI probe into the murderous attack on his brother.

Kashif Jameel, 34, brother of Dr Kafeel Khan, was shot at by two unidentified bike-borne persons, just half a kilometer from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s math in Gorakhpur last Sunday night. Three had bullets pierced into his neck and shoulder. After four hours of shuttling from one hospital to another allegedly by the police, he was admitted to a private hospital where he was operated upon early Monday. This Friday he was declared out of danger.

Dr. Kafeel informed the media in Lucknow today that his brother recorded his statement to the police on Saturday in which he blamed a BJP MP for the attack.

“My brother Kashif registered his statement to police yesterday. He revealed Kamlesh Paswan, BJP MP from Basgaun, UP behind the killing attempt. I demand CBI enquiry,” said Dr. Kafeel who is out on bail in connection with the BRD Medical College tragedy of August 2017.

After his release on bail by the Allahabad High Court in April this year, after about seven months in jail, Dr. Kafeel has been very vocal against the Yogi government.

“Yesterday night (10th June) I was insisting on a private hospital because I know a prominent neuro surgeon there. But the police kept saying that I must go to the Sadar hospital first and then to the BRD hospital. But it is the doctors at the BRD hospital who sent him back to this private hospital. So crucial time was wasted yesterday night,” Dr Khan told NDTV last Monday.

Dr Kafeel said that he had always feared that he and his family will be eliminated. “An attempt is being made to murder me and my family,” he said. “My family was living under constant threat. We were not provided any security despite our requests,” he added.

Following the deaths of scores of children at the BRD hospital due to shortage of oxygen supply in August 2017, Dr. Khan was arrested along with some others though he had no administrative power. He was a junior doctor at the children’s ward. The gas vendor had stopped supply as was not payed over Rs 60 lakh by the state government despite several reminders. Dr. Khan had nothing to do with the gas supply or financial matters of the hospital. The Allahabad High Court heard his arguments and ordered his release on bail on 25th April 2018, about seven months in jail.