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Anti-India speech: Probe on against Geelani, Roy

The city police told a Delhi court that it was still probing the sedition case against hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others.



New Delhi: The city police on Tuesday told a
Delhi court that it was still probing the sedition case
against hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah
Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others for making
alleged anti-India speeches last year.

The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Tilak Marg
police station made this submission before Metropolitan
Magistrate Navita Kumari Bagha in his latest probe status
report filed in the court on Tuesday.

Stating that the probe was "under progress", the SHO
told the court that they have examined complainant Sushil
Pandit and has asked him to join the probe.

"The investigation is under progress. The complainant
has already been partly examined. A notice under section 160
of the CrPC has also been served to him (Pandit) to assist in
collection of evidence and to join the investigation of this
case," the SHO said.

The court listed the matter for further hearing on
July 4.

Besides Geelani and Roy, the complaint sought
prosecution of four others, including Delhi University
professor S A R Geelani, who was acquitted in Parliament
attack case, and Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a professor of
Kashmir University.

According to the complaint, the accused allegedly made
anti-India comments at a convention here in October last year
on `Azadi-The Only Way`.

Hurriyat leader Geelani shared the dais with Roy and
pro-Maoist leader Varavara Rao among others. Geelani was
heckled by the audience after the meeting.

The FIR in the case was registered in November 2010
following a court order.

PTI

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