Costs imposed on S.A.R. Geelani for 'frivolous' lawsuit

Geelani had approached the high court against the summoning order issued by the trial court in a case in which he stood surety for Mirza Iftikhar Hussain, who was recently acquitted in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar bombing, and provided a fake address.

The court had in May granted him bail after furnishing a personal bond and a surety of Rs.20,000. The trial court had also ordered to initiate perjury proceedings against Geelani for giving a wrong address while standing surety for Hussain in a 2008 case of attacking a jail inmate.

Geelani allegedly gave 568/22, Moti Masjid Road, Zakir Nagar, New Delhi, as his residential address. However, police found that Geelani was not presently residing at the given address and informed the court that Geelani stayed at that place nearly three years ago.

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