GORAKHPUR, Feb. 15 -- Hours before his scheduled release on Friday morning - and four days after he was granted bail on February 10 in an alleged hate speech case - the Aligarh district administration imposed the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against suspended BRD Hospital pediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan.

"Yes, Dr Kafeel has been booked under NSA," confirmed Aligarh district magistrate (DM) Chandra Bhushan Singh.

The move meant Khan, who was granted bail by the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM), will not be able to walk out of jail anytime soon. The NSA allows preventive detention for several months if the authorities believe the person is a threat to national security or law and order.

Khan was booked for his alleged hate spe...