New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) shifted Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik to Tihar Jail on Tuesday from Jammu and produced him before a court in connection to the case related to terror funding in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, who was arrested last month and lodged in Jammu’s Kot Balwal Jail, was produced before special judge Rakesh Syal on Wednesday. (The JKLF was recently banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.)
NIA brought Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to Delhi last evening as NIA Court had issued a production warrant against him.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has reserved its judgment on a plea of the CBI for re-opening three-decade-old cases in which Malik was an accused.
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief is facing charges of kidnapping and murder for being allegedly involved in abducting Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of the then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in 1989 and killing of four Indian Air Force personnel in the early part of 1990.
The NIA probe seeks to identify the chain of players behind the financing of terrorist activities, pelting of stones on security forces, burning down of schools and damaging of government establishments.
The case also names Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistan-based chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, as an accused. It names organisations such as Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat.
With PTI inputs