‘Prof S A R Geelani Released from Tihar Jail After 40 Days’



Prof SAR Geelani
Prof SAR Geelani

Former Delhi University teacher, Prof SAR Geelani was released from Tihar jail late Monday evening.

Prof Geelani was arrested after he was charged with sedition for commemorating third death anniversary of Parliament arrack convict Afzal Guru. He had addressed a program in Press Club of India on February 09.

It was alleged that they raised anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans in the event.

Earlier in the day, a Delhi court had issued the warrant for the release of Prof Geelani, who was granted bail by a court in New Delhi in a sedition case in connection with a Press Club event.

Geelani was granted relief by a court on Saturday last on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with one surety of the like amount.

However, his release from Tihar Central jail was delayed as his permanent address of Jammu and Kashmir, given in his bail bond, could not be verified.

In its bail order, the judge had also said that Geelani “shall not leave the jurisdiction of Delhi without permission of court” and asked him to surrender his passport.

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