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Poll Watch: Is Dr. Kafeel Khan the most watched MLC candidate in UP?

An FIR has been registered against him, and an unrelated raid reportedly conducted on his campaign vehicle

Sabrangindia 30 Mar 2022

MLC candidate
Image Courtesy:hindustantimes.com

Dr. Kafeel Khan the Member of Legislative Council (MLC) candidate of the Samajwadi Party from Deoria seat is perhaps the most watched candidate, by the State, the people, and the media. He is mostly on the road now campaigning in the district and puts up social media updates about his day. Recently he put up an appeal to his supporters to help fund his election campaign because expenses were mounting and he was low on money as he had been fired from his job.

Ironically, in another tweet he shared that on March 29, his convoy was stopped by Uttar Pradesh Police who allegedly “raided” it suspecting “black money”. However, according to Dr Khan “only two hundred rupees were recovered from there”. He repeated that he was contesting the election by asking for donations and was instead being accused of having “sacks of money” in his car.

 


However it does not stop here. According to a report in the BBC Hindi, an FIR has been registered in Deoria Kotwali, against Khan “for obstructing government work”. The FIR was registered on March 29 based on the complaint of an ambulance driver who was ferrying one Geeta Mishra to hospital. According to the BBC report that quoted the FIR, the patient was brought to hospital on March 26 but was declared dead at the hospital. The driver has accused Dr. Kafeel khan of “forcibly” entering the ambulance and “ pretending to check the patient” and this “obstructing” the work. 

Deoria SP Shripati Mishra told the local media the details of the complaint by the driver of the 108 ambulance and said legal action was being taken and a case had been registered based on the ambulance driver’s complaint. Dr Khan had tweeted a video on March 28 showing him examining a woman patient lying in an ambulance, who was then taken inside the hospital. Dr Khan can be heard saying, "sorry, it's too late" and is then comforting a grieving man, perhaps the woman’s son. He  tweeted that the 108 ambulance was “empty. There was no laryngoscope, no ET tube, no life saving medicine.”

https://twitter.com/drkafeelkhan/status/1508269035611324418?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1508269035611324418%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fhindi%2Findia-60925145

 


According to the BBC, Circle Officer Sadar Shriyash Tripathi said the case was registered based on a written complaint given by the ambulance driver and the investigation had begun. 

Dr Khan told the BBC that the woman’s son Ranjan Mishra, asked him to take a look at his  mother. He said that there was no oxygen or ambu bag (which he can be heard asking for in the video too), and he attempted CPR before she was picked up and taken inside the hospital, where she was declared dead.

Deoria district’s ADM administration told the media that an “investigation was conducted by the CDO, in which there were three members, Additional District Officer Administration, Additional CMO and CMS District Hospital. We investigated and submitted the report to the district magistrate. There are two categories of ambulances. One is Advanced Life Support, and one Basic Life Support. It was a basic life support ambulance with all the necessary equipment."

https://twitter.com/ashuias81/status/1508337275897323522

 

Dr Khan continues on his campaign and has shared a recent video where a couple approached him with their injured child, and he gave them medical advice.

https://twitter.com/drkafeelkhan/status/1509011235961917441

 

Uttar Pradesh’s MLC elections are on April 9, the counting of votes will take place on April 12. 

 

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Poll Watch: Is Dr. Kafeel Khan the most watched MLC candidate in UP?

An FIR has been registered against him, and an unrelated raid reportedly conducted on his campaign vehicle

MLC candidate
Image Courtesy:hindustantimes.com

Dr. Kafeel Khan the Member of Legislative Council (MLC) candidate of the Samajwadi Party from Deoria seat is perhaps the most watched candidate, by the State, the people, and the media. He is mostly on the road now campaigning in the district and puts up social media updates about his day. Recently he put up an appeal to his supporters to help fund his election campaign because expenses were mounting and he was low on money as he had been fired from his job.

Ironically, in another tweet he shared that on March 29, his convoy was stopped by Uttar Pradesh Police who allegedly “raided” it suspecting “black money”. However, according to Dr Khan “only two hundred rupees were recovered from there”. He repeated that he was contesting the election by asking for donations and was instead being accused of having “sacks of money” in his car.

 


However it does not stop here. According to a report in the BBC Hindi, an FIR has been registered in Deoria Kotwali, against Khan “for obstructing government work”. The FIR was registered on March 29 based on the complaint of an ambulance driver who was ferrying one Geeta Mishra to hospital. According to the BBC report that quoted the FIR, the patient was brought to hospital on March 26 but was declared dead at the hospital. The driver has accused Dr. Kafeel khan of “forcibly” entering the ambulance and “ pretending to check the patient” and this “obstructing” the work. 

Deoria SP Shripati Mishra told the local media the details of the complaint by the driver of the 108 ambulance and said legal action was being taken and a case had been registered based on the ambulance driver’s complaint. Dr Khan had tweeted a video on March 28 showing him examining a woman patient lying in an ambulance, who was then taken inside the hospital. Dr Khan can be heard saying, "sorry, it's too late" and is then comforting a grieving man, perhaps the woman’s son. He  tweeted that the 108 ambulance was “empty. There was no laryngoscope, no ET tube, no life saving medicine.”

https://twitter.com/drkafeelkhan/status/1508269035611324418?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1508269035611324418%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fhindi%2Findia-60925145

 


According to the BBC, Circle Officer Sadar Shriyash Tripathi said the case was registered based on a written complaint given by the ambulance driver and the investigation had begun. 

Dr Khan told the BBC that the woman’s son Ranjan Mishra, asked him to take a look at his  mother. He said that there was no oxygen or ambu bag (which he can be heard asking for in the video too), and he attempted CPR before she was picked up and taken inside the hospital, where she was declared dead.

Deoria district’s ADM administration told the media that an “investigation was conducted by the CDO, in which there were three members, Additional District Officer Administration, Additional CMO and CMS District Hospital. We investigated and submitted the report to the district magistrate. There are two categories of ambulances. One is Advanced Life Support, and one Basic Life Support. It was a basic life support ambulance with all the necessary equipment."

https://twitter.com/ashuias81/status/1508337275897323522

 

Dr Khan continues on his campaign and has shared a recent video where a couple approached him with their injured child, and he gave them medical advice.

https://twitter.com/drkafeelkhan/status/1509011235961917441

 

Uttar Pradesh’s MLC elections are on April 9, the counting of votes will take place on April 12. 

 

Related

UP: Muslim driver brutally thrashed by Hindutva mob in Mathura
Uttar Pradesh: Doctor Kafeel Khan will contest MLC elections on April 9
Anti-CAA-NRC protests in UP: Horrors of a police-state
Allahabad HC seeks govt response in Dr Kafeel Khan’s plea against his termination
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