"An FIR has been registered against Geelani and other unnamed persons under Sections 124A (sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of IPC in connection with the event at the Press Club in which anti-India sloganeering took place," DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said today.
The action against Geelani, who was acquitted in the Parliament attack case, comes even as Delhi Police yesterday registered a case of sedition in connection with a Tuesday event at JNU campus here against the hanging of Afzal Guru following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and ABVP.
The police today claimed to have registered the sedition case against Geelani and others after taking suo motu cognizance of media clips of the incident. "By the time we registered the case, we had received no complaints from any party," Narwal said. Police also claimed that Geelani was booked as he was presumed to be the main organiser of the event.

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