Allegations against Geelani grievous, police tell court

A court hearing the bail plea of former Delhi University professor S.A.R. Geelani, arrested on sedition charges, was on Friday told Delhi Police that the allegations against him are grievous.

Additional Sessions Judge Deepak Garg will continue hearing the plea on Saturday.

Geelani, arrested after police registered a case against him for organising a meeting at Press Club on February 9 to mark the death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, had moved a fresh bail application before the court on Wednesday.

In his application, he said he was in judicial custody since February 16 and no fruitful purpose would be served by keeping him in custody further. He also said that he had co-operated in the investigation and there was no evidence against him.

An earlier bail plea of Geelani, who is in judicial custody till March 30, was rejected by a magistrate on February 19. Police alleged that anti-national slogans were raised by a section of Kashmiri students at the event.