New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday
stayed criminal proceedings against Delhi University teacher
S A R Geelani, who was acquitted in 2002 Parliament attack
case, on the charge of giving false evidence in court.
Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to the police
and stayed the proceedings till August 13.
Geelani had challenged the order of a Sessions Judge
directing initiation of criminal proceedings against him for
perjury for giving wrong address while standing surety for an
accused in a bomb blast case.
The trial judge took a serious view of Geelani
giving wrong address in an affidavit filed before it and
referred the matter to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for
Geelani, a professor of DU`s Zakir Husain College,
had mentioned his address as Moti Masjid at Zakir Nagar in the
bail bond of accused Mirza Iftikhar Hussian who was recently
acquitted in 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast case.
Hussian, who was also facing trial in another case
relating to an attack on an undertrial during his stay at
Tihar Jail on April 15, 2008, registered with Hari Nagar
police station, had applied for bail which was granted by the
court on April 19.