Ex-DU professor Geelani moves bail plea

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Former Delhi University professor S.A.R. Geelani, arrested on sedition charges, moved his bail application before a court on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Geelani’s defence counsel Satish Tamta told IANS that he has filed bail application of his client which will be heard before a sessions court on Thursday.

In his application, Geelani, arrested after police registered a case on February 10 against him for organising a meeting at the Press Club on February 9 to mark the death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, said that he is in judicial custody since February 16 and no fruitful purpose will be served by keeping him jailed further.

He also said that he has co-operated in investigation and there is no evidence against him.

The bail plea of Geelani, who is in judicial custody till March 30, was rejected by a magistrate on February 19.

Police alleged that anti-national slogans were raised by a section of Kashmiri students during the event.

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