Former Delhi varsity Prof Geelani sent to custody

Former Delhi varsity Prof Geelani sent to custody
Professor SAR Geelani being taken to Patiala House Courts in New Delhi on Tuesday.


Published: Wed 17 Feb 2016, 3:15 PM

 A court here on Tuesday sent, to two days police custody, former Delhi University (DU) professor S.A.R. Geelani, who was arrested on charges of sedition for allegedly organising an event at the Press Club of India to mark the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
Delhi Police told Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh that Geelani's custody is required to ascertain identification of other people present at the event and know about the booking transection of the hall. Geelani's defence counsel Satish Tamta told court that no fruitful purpose will be served by keeping him in custody as he has nothing to reveal to police.
The court allowed Delhi Police to quiz him for two days.
Police said that they have been analysing over five to six video clippings of both the events organised on the consecutive day on JNU campus and the PCI premises.

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