SAR Geelani's Bail Plea Denied By Patiala House Court

19/02/2016 5:04 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 SAR Geelani was denied bail by the Delhi High Court on Friday.

Earlier this week, Geelani was arrested on the charges of sedition, criminal conspiracy and unlawful assembly for organizing an event at the Press Club of India to mark the third anniversary of Afzal Guru's execution.

The Kashmiri militant was found guilty for his role in the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament, and he was executed in 2013.

Geelani was also prosecuted for the 2001 attack, but he was acquitted of all charges in 2003.

"Anti-India" slogans were allegedly raised at the Press Club of India event on 10 February.

Correction: An earlier version of the article stated in the headline that Geelani was granted bail by the Patiala House Court. The error is regretted.

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