Former DU lecturer Geelani to be produced in court today

New Delhi, Feb. 16 (ANI): Former Delhi University lecturer S.A.R. Geelani will be produced before the Patiala House court on Tuesday on sedition charges over allegedly organising an anti-national event at the Press Club of India in Delhi.

“S.A.R. Geelani has been arrested in the Parliament Street FIR which was registered in connection with the raising of anti-national slogans in the Press Club of India…one of the events which took place on 10th February, in which the police had registered an FIR on its own,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal told ANI.

“The case was registered under section 124 (A), 120 (B) and 149. Others who were present there were being questioned and their statements are recorded. As per the law, we will produce him (Geelani) in the court,” he added.

Geelani was earlier called for questioning and asked about the ‘anti-India’ slogans raised by participants at an event where he was the speaker following which he was detained by the police.

Geelani was allegedly roughed up by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Wednesday night where he had arrived there to deliver a lecture on Kashmir.

At the Press Club event on February 10, a group allegedly shouted slogans hailing Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, following which the police had registered a case under sections 124A (sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the IPC against Geelani and other unnamed persons.

The police claim that that Geelani is presumed to be the “main organiser” of the event. (ANI)

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