Sedition Row : SAR Gilani gets release order


NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday issued release order in favour of former Delhi University lecturer SAR Gilani, who was granted bail by a court in a sedition case in connection with a Press Club event.

Gilani was granted relief by a Delhi 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 Gilani “shall not leave the jurisdiction of Delhi without permission of court” and asked him to surrender his passport.

Earlier on February 19, a magisterial court had dismissed the bail plea of Gilani, who was arrested on February 16 after the police had alleged that “hatred” was being generated against the government.

According to police, an event was held on February 10 in which banners were placed showing Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat as martyrs. It had also said the hall in the Press Club was booked by Gilani, through his associate Ali Javed by using his credit card and another man Mudassar was also involved.



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