New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday rejected former DU professor SAR Geelani’s bail plea.
Geelani was arrested under IPC sections 124A (sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 149 (unlawful assembly) in connection with an event in which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.
His arrest came amid the raging row over the arrest of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar over sedition charges in connection with an event on February 9 against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
At a Press Club event on February 10, in which Geelani was present on the dais along with three other speakers, a group allegedly had shouted slogans hailing Afzal Guru. Taking suo motu cognisance of the matter, the police registered a case against Geelani and other unnamed persons on February 12.