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Afzal Guru row: EX-DU lecturer SAR Geelani sent to 14-day judicial custody

Former Delhi University (DU) professor SAR Geelani, 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, was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday.


Afzal Guru row: EX-DU lecturer SAR Geelani sent to 14-day judicial custody

New Delhi: Former Delhi University (DU) professor SAR Geelani, 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, was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday.

It is being reported that Geelani during his 2-day police custody didn't co-operate with the Delhi Police.

However, it is being learnt that the ex-Du professor has confessed to organise a program on Afzal Guru and mobilised people to the PCI.

Geelani was on Tuesday remanded to two-day police custody by a Delhi court.

Police registered a first information report (FIR) on February 10 under sections dealing with sedition and criminal conspiracy over raising slogans by Kashmiri students in the club premises the same day to protest Afzal Guru's execution.

At the PCI, in which Geelani was present on the dais along with three other speakers, a group allegedly had raised slogans hailing Afzal Guru. Taking suo motu cognizance of the matter, police registered a case against Geelani and other unnamed people.

The police told the court that an event was held on February 10 in which banners were placed showing Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat as martyrs and anti-national slogans along with slogans demanding independence for Kashmir were raised.

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