Gorakhpur tragedy: UP STF arrests accused Dr Kafeel Khan


New Delhi, Sep 2, 2017: Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday arrested Dr Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur in connection with the death of over 60 children at the local BRD Medical College last month.

On Friday Gorakhpur court had issued non-bailable warrants against seven people including incharge of AES ward Dr Kafeel Khan, anstheist Dr Satish, pharmacist Gajanan Jaiswal, accountant Sudhir Pandey, assistant clerk Sanjay Kumar Tripathi and gas suppliers Uday Pratap Singh and Manish Bhandari.

Following the deaths, mostly of infants, cases were registered under various sections of the IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Medical Council Act against nine persons, including the doctor couple.

Mishra and his wife, who were arrested from Kanpur on Tuesday by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF), were produced before the judge, who sent them to the Gorakhpur district jail on a 14-day judicial remand.

The medical college attracted global attention when more than 60 children, mostly infants, died at the hospital within the span of a week last month. The issue also acquired a political colour with the opposition attacking the government over it.

Adityanath had formed the committee on August 12, a day after the deaths of children were reported at the hospital.

The Allahabad High Court had also sought a “detailed report” on the infrastructure and medical facilities at the medical college.

Wefornews Bureau

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