Hurriyat leader's kin alleges detention in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Journalist Iftikhar Geelani, son-in-law of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, Saturday claimed that he and his family were detained by police at their house here ahead of Afzal Guru's hanging. Police denied the claim.

Gilani, in a post on a social networking site, "My phone off...not receiving or calling. I am now in office...was detained along with wife and children. My children kept locked in bed room separately".

Later in the afternoon, Gilani again tweeted that he was allowed to move out: "After my whole office arrived on wife and me were kept in separate house."

Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) S.N. Srivastava dismissed Gilani's claim as false. "We did not detain or arrest anyone in Delhi," he told IANS.


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