Delhi Police ask Geelani not to leave capital

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has been booked for purportedly giving "hate speeches" at a seminar in New Delhi last year, has been asked by the Delhi Police not to leave the capital till further orders. Police sources said, Geelani has been asked to join investigations in connection with the 'hate speech' case. Police personnel have been posted outside his South Delhi residence to keep a tab on his movements and people who visit him.
Delhi Police had in November registered a case under Sections 124 A (sedition), 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 153 B (imputations, assertions, prejudicial to national integration) against Geelani and others including author Arundathi Roy. The police action came after a Delhi court ordered the police to register the FIR against the Hurriyat leader and others for allegedly making anti-India statements.