A particular NIA court docket on Wednesday sentenced Kashmiri separatist chief Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in a terror funding case. Particular Choose Praveen Singh at Delhi’s Patiala Home Courtroom additionally imposed a advantageous of Rs 10 lakh on Malik, who had earlier pleaded responsible to all the costs, together with these below the stringent Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA).
Demanding loss of life penalty for Malik, the Nationwide Investigation Company had informed Particular Choose Praveen Singh in in-chamber proceedings that Malik was liable for the Kashmiri exodus because the early Nineteen Nineties. However, the amicus curiae appointed by the court docket to help Malik, sought minimal punishment, i.e., life imprisonment within the matter.
On the purpose of sentence, information company PTI quoted sources saying that Malik submitted that he wouldn’t “beg” for mercy, and that court docket may determine at its discretion.
Malik had on Might 10 informed the court docket that he was not contesting the costs levelled towards him that included sections 16 (terrorist act), 17 (elevating 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 (felony conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the IPC.
The court docket had, in the meantime, formally framed the costs towards Kashmiri separatist leaders together with 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 cost sheet was additionally filed towards Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, who’ve been declared proclaimed offenders (PO) within the case.