Police to make more arrests in Gilani case

NEW DELHI: Days after former DU lecturer SAR Gilani was arrested under sedition and other charges, Delhi Police on Wednesday said that a few others “involved” in the same case are likely to be apprehended soon.
“In SAR Gilani’s case, we are interrogating a few others and those involved will be arrested soon,” Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi told reporters.
Gilani was arrested on Monday under charges of sedition, criminal conspiracy and being part of an unlawful assembly in connection with an event organised at Press Club of India here on February 10, in which a group had allegedly raised anti-India slogans.
The FIR against Gilani was registered on February 12, the day on which JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was ar-rested in a separate case of sedition registered over an event in the varsity’s campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
Between Friday and Monday, the police questioned Delhi University professors Ali Javed, Nirmalangshu Mukherji and Tripta Wahi. All three of them were present with Gilani on the dais at the Press Club event.
On Monday evening, Gilani was detained for questioning and later arrested in the wee hours yesterday.