[Reader-list] Parliament attack case: SC rejects Geelani's plea for quashing perjury charges
Aditya Raj Kaul
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Mon Nov 8 16:46:17 IST 2010
Parliament attack case: SC rejects Geelani's plea for quashing perjury
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea of S A R Geelani, a Delhi
University teacher who was acquitted in 2002 Parliament attack case, for
quashing of criminal proceedings against him on the charge of perjury for
giving false residential address in court.
A bench comprising Justices P Sathasivasm and B S Chauhan said that it would
not interfere with the Delhi High Court's order dismissing the plea of
Earlier, the Delhi High Court had dismissed a petition filed by Geelani
challenging the summoning order issued by the trial court against him for
providing allegedly wrong address to the court while standing as a surety
for an accused in a bomb blast case.
As surety for Mirza Iftikhar Hussain, who was acquitted by the trial court
in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar bombing case, Geelani had provided fake address to
Hussain, who was also facing trial in another case relating to an attack on
an undertrial during his stay at Tihar Jail on April 15, 2008, registered
with Hari Nagar police station, had applied for bail which was granted by
the court on April 19.
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