Non-JNU student led group that shouted anti-India slogans: Geelani

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2016 13:13 IST

A man named Muzaffar, who is not a JNU student, led the group that shouted anti-India slogans during the Press Club of India event, former DU professor who was arrested on charges of sedition told police on Thursday.

Police claim that Geelani did admit that anti-India slogans were raised during the event .

Police said that Geelani told them that it was Muzaffar who had helped them organize the event and had brought some youths from his neighbourhood in Jamia Nagar to participate in the commemoration event.

The interrogation also revealed that Muzaffar and others contributed in funding the event, and arranging posters and banners with photographs of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat.

Ali Javed, member of the Press Club in whose name the hall was booked, has been asked to join the probe. The police will confront Javed and Geelani together as they have been blaming each other for organizing the controversial event where slogans like Pakistan Zindabad were being shouted.

“Geelani has claimed that he does not have details and contact numbers of Muzaffar and other organizers. He spilled the beans on Javed. We want them to confront each other before us,” said a senior police officer.

Meanwhile, raids are being conducted across Delhi-NCR to arrest Muzaffar and others who had shouted anti-India slogans.

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