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The Questions Ricochet

Geelani says the police tried to kill him. The police rubbishes the charge. So, what really is the truth? Updates

The Questions Ricochet
Narendra Bisht
The Questions Ricochet
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-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
Nine days after Delhi University Arabic lecturer Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani was shot at outside his advocate's house in south Delhi's securely middle-class Basant Enclave, his gunshot wounds are healing, but the mystery of the missing would-be-killer is still raging.

For over two years, even after his acquittal by the Delhi High Court of the charge that he had a role in the 2001 attack on Parliament, Geelani has been fearing an assailant's bullet. But neither he nor his advocate Nandita Haksar dreamt it would happen right outside her door in a secure neighbourhood like Basant Enclave. It was 9 pm on February 8 when Geelani finally made it from his evening classes in Zakir Hussain College to Haksar's colony—a drive he has made frequently in the last few months since the Delhi Police filed an appeal against his acquittal by the high court. A reluctant driver at the best of times, Geelani had just managed to find a parking space for his newly-acquired Maruti, not right outside her gate but close enough, barely five metres away. He fussed in his novice way, cross-checking if the...
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