New Delhi: The Patiala House court on Friday dismissed bail plea to the former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani, who was sent to two-day police custody over sedition charges following his alleged involvement in anti-national sloganeering.
Geelani is accused of raising anti-India slogans at the Press Club in the national capital following the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) controversy.
JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar was also arrested over charges of sedition during the protests that took place on JNU campus.
"SAR Geelani was booked under under IPC sections 124A (sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 149 (unlawful assembly)".
According to reports, on February 15, Geelani was questioned for several hours by police seeking an explanation for his involvement in the anti-national sloganeering after which he was arrested.
Police said that Geelani is presumed to be the "main organiser" of the event.
"During initial investigation, we learnt that a hall was booked in the Press Club on the request of Geelani," a police officer said.