The Centre had earlier suggested that Roy and Geelani may be facing charges of sedition for remarks made at a seminar, 'Azadi—The Only Way", on Oct 21.
Amid the demands for the duo's arrests from parties like Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Home Minister, P Chidambaram, had asked the Delhi police to look into the matter to see if Roy's speeches violated any law.
However, by late Tuesday, Oct 26, the Congress wondered why a writer's views were given so much importance in the media, setting a tone for what to expect next - an extremely cautious approach.
Now, speculations are rife that no action will be taken against the Booker-prize winning author and the hardline separatist chief Hurriyat chief.
The final decision on the action or inaction will be a highly political one with the involvement of Home Ministry and Veerappa Moily-led Law Ministry.
As per reports, P Chidambaram is expected to speak on the matter soon.