JNU row: Former DU lecturer Geelani arrested on sedition charges

JNU row: Former DU lecturer Geelani arrested on sedition charges

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-02-16 16:09 New Delhi: Amid the state of furore at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Delhi Police on Tuesday morning arrested former Delhi University lecturer S.A.R. Geelani on sedition charges over allegedly organising an event at the Press Club of India in Delhi. Geelani was taken to RML Hospital for medical test in early morning hours and he will be produced before a Delhi court later in the day. Geelani was earlier called for questioning and asked about the “anti-India” slogans raised by participants at an event where he was the speaker following which he was detained by the police. Geelani was allegedly roughed up by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Wednesday night where he had arrived there to deliver a lecture on Kashmir. At the Press Club event on February 10, a group allegedly shouted slogans hailing Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, following which the police had registered a case under sections 124A (sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the IPC against Geelani and other unnamed persons. The police claim that that Geelani is presumed to be the "main organiser" of the event. (ANI)