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Police tampered with my mobile phone: SAR Geelani tells Delhi court

New Delhi: Former DU lecturer SAR Geelani, booked for sedition charges, on Friday alleged before a Delhi court that the police had tampered with his mobile phone during the investigation.

SAR Geelani. IBNLive

SAR Geelani. IBNLive

Geelani told Metropolitan Magisrate Harvinder Singh that after arresting him on 16 February, the probe agency had taken away his mobile phone and other belongings from him.

He claimed that on 17 February, the police asked him to unlock his seized phone for the purpose of investigation and he apprehened that they may have tampered with his call records.

"We wanted to bring it to the notice of the court that the investigating officer seized Geelani's phone and sealed it. However, a day after he was asked to unlock his phone, it was not sealed," advocate Satish Tamta, appearing for Geelani, said.

However, the investing agency refuted the allegations and said the mobile phone was sealed and was never opened.

The court which on Friday dismissed Geelani's bail plea said that it would consider the matter on Saturday. He is in judicial custody till 3 March.


Published Date: Feb 19, 2016 21:46 PM | Updated Date: Feb 19, 2016 21:46 PM

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