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Yasin Malik terror funding case: What are the charges against Kashmiri separatist

The quantum of punishment for the offences in the terror funding case, was pronounced amid tight security at the Patiala House Court. During the course of the hearing, Malik said: "I will not beg for anything. The case is before this court and I leave it on the court to decide it."

Shashwat Bhandari Written by: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 25, 2022 19:12 IST
Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik being produced at
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Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik being produced at Patiala House court, in New Delhi, Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Highlights

  • Yasin Malik has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2017 terror funding case
  • Yasin Malik has been also been accused of the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik has been accused under several IPC sections

Yasin Malik terror funding case: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday sentenced Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in the 2017 terror funding case. Special Judge Praveen Singh pronounced the verdict under relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act which will be concurrent and it will run till life.

The quantum of punishment for the offences in the terror funding case, was pronounced amid tight security at the Patiala House Court.

During the course of the hearing, Malik said: "I will not beg for anything. The case is before this court and I leave it on the court to decide it."

Yasin Malik has been accused of the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir, killing of Indian Air Force officers, promoting terrorism and insurgency in the valley among others.   

Charges against Yasin Malik

Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik has been accused under sections 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for the terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist act), and 20 (being member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the UAPA and sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the IPC.

Yasin Malik, the chief of banned JKLF, was on May 19 convicted by a Delhi court under the stringent anti-terror law in a case related to funding of terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir, after he pleaded guilty to all charges framed against him.

The court had, meanwhile, formally framed the charges against Kashmiri separatist leaders including Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate, Shabbir Shah, Masarat Alam, Md Yusuf Shah, Aftab Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Khan, Md Akbar Khanday, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rashid Sheikh, and Naval Kishore Kapoor.

The charge sheet was also filed against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, who have been declared proclaimed offenders (PO) in the case.

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