SAR Geelani Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

18/02/2016 5:06 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 16: Delhi Police officers arrest SAR Geelani (Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani), former Delhi University lecturer, in connection with the sedition charges for allegedly organising an event at the Press Club of India to mark Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's death anniversary, at Parliament Street Police Station on February 16, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Geelani was detained by police on Monday evening. Geelani had faced trial as Guru's co-accused in the Parliament attack case but was acquitted by the Delhi High Court, a ruling that was later upheld by the Supreme Court. Mr. Geelani, who was acquitted in the 2001 Parliament attack case, was roughed up allegedly by ABVP members on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Wednesday night. Mr. Geelani had arrived there to deliver a talk on Kashmir issues. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Former Delhi University lecturer S.A.R. Geelani, who was arrested on the charges of sedition, was on Thursday sent to 14-day judicial custody.

He will be kept in 'High Risk Ward' of Jail Number 1 of Tihar Jail.

Geelani was arrested on the charges of sedition in connection with an event held at the Press Club of India (PCI) on 10 February, where 'anti-India' slogans were allegedly raised.

Earlier on Tuesday, the police produced Geelani before Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh and sought two-day police custody.

Geelani's arrest comes amid a raging controversy over the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University's students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition .

The police had after registering the case also questioned DU professor Ali Javed, a Press Club member, who had booked the hall for the event.

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