New Delhi: A Delhi court today ordered start
of criminal proceedings against college teacher S A R Geelani,
who was acquitted in 2002 Parliament attack case, on the
charge of giving false evidence in a judicial proceedings.
Additional Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil Sharma ordered
start of the proceedings for perjury against Geelani for
giving wrong address while standing surety for an accused.
Sharma took 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 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.
Geelani, a professor of Delhi University`s Zakir Husain
College, who stood surety for Hussain, mentioned the address
which was found to be wrong.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja is likely to
take up the case against Geelani tomorrow.