Press Club event: Former DU prof Geelani sent to 2 days PC

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Former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani, arrested for sedition in connection with an event at the Press Club of India here, was today remanded to two-day police custody by a Delhi court.

Geelani was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh, where the police sought his custodial interrogation for two days to identify those involved in raising anti-India slogans.

“Police investigation is integral part of investigation and the accused has said that he can identify those who raised anti-India slogans… Since he (Geelani) was the convener of the meeting, therefore, the case of grant of police custody is made out,” the court said.

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.

It also said the hall in the club was booked by Geelani through one person Ali Javed by using his credit card and another person Mudassar was also involved. (AGENCIES)

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