Court grants bail to DU Professor in perjury case

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to professor S A R Geelani, who was acquitted in 2002 Parliament attack case, in connection with a case of giving false evidence in a judicial proceedings.

Updated: May 05, 2010, 19:04 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail
to professor S A R Geelani, who was acquitted in 2002
Parliament attack case, in connection with a case of giving
false evidence in a judicial proceedings.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja allowed the
bail plea of Geelani on furnishing of a personal bond and a
surety of Rs 20,000 each.

Meanwhile, the court handed over a copy of the complaint
filed against him by Additional Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil
Sharma here.

The ASJ had ordered start of the proceedings for perjury
against the professor for giving wrong address while standing
surety for an accused.

Sharma had taken a serious view of Geelani`s giving wrong
address in the affidavit filed before it saying he wasted time
of the court as well as of the police.

Geelani had mentioned his address as Moti Masjid at Zakir
Nagar locality here in the bail bond of accused Mirza Iftikhar
Hussain who was recently acquitted in 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast
case.

Hussain, 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.

Geelani, a professor of Delhi University`s Zakir Husain
College, who stood surety for Hussain, had mentioned the
address which was found to be wrong.

PTI