Former Delhi University professor SAR Geelani, accused in the Parliament attack case, has died. According to SAR Geelni’s family, he died on Thursday evening due to cardiac arrest.
SAR Geelani taught Arabic language at Zakir Hussain College, Delhi University. He was sentenced to death by a Delhi Court in 2002 but later acquitted of all charges by High Court & Supreme Court of India.
Former Delhi University lecturer who was also charged and later acquitted in 2001 Parliament attack, SAR Geelani, died earlier this evening in Delhi, following a cardiac arrest. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/4lTwC5XnnZ— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2019
Former DU professor SAR Geelani was arrested in the Parliament Attack case. However, the Supreme Court later acquitted him. Apart from this, Geelani was also arrested in 2016 due to anti-national slogans. Geelani was accused of organizing an event at the Press Club on 10th February 2016 on the occasion of the anniversary of Afzal Guru and anti-national slogans were raised there.
SAR Geelani was also allegedly included in the raising anti-India slogans. Police had registered a case against them under sections 124A (sedition), 120B & 149 (unlawful submission).