Geelani asked not to leave Delhi in ''hate speech'' case

New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) Kashmiri separatist leaderSyed Ali Shah Geelani, who has been booked for purportedlygiving "hate speeches" at a seminar here last year, has beenasked by the Delhi Police not to leave the capital tillfurther orders.

81-year-old Geelani, who is staying in Malviya Nagarin south Delhi, has been asked to join investigations inconnection with the ''hate speech'' case, police sources said.

Sources close to the separatist leader said he hasbeen asked not to leave the city until further orders.

The police sources said police personnel have beenposted outside his residence to keep a tab on his movementsand people who visit him.

Delhi Police had in November registered a case underSections 124 A (sedition), 153 A (promoting enmity betweendifferent groups and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance ofharmony), 153 B (imputations, assertions, prejudicial tonational integration), 504 (insult intended to provoke breachof peace) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) ofthe IPC and Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)Act against Geelani and others including author Arundathi Roy.

The police action came after a Delhi court ordered thepolice to register the FIR against Roy, the Hurriyat leaderand others for allegedly making anti-India statements.

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