JKLF chief Yasin Malik to spend life in jail, orders Delhi court

at 7:19 pm
Yasin Malik (File pic)

New Delhi: A court here today ordered that JKLF chief Yasin Malik, one of the first terrorists to launch armed seditious campaign in 1988 with Pakistan’s support, will spend his entire life in jail for his role in terrorism and secessionist activities.

A court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) sentenced 56-year-old Malik to life term in two cases and 10-year term in 4 cases and 5-year term in 3 cases related to terrorism and secessionism.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10.65 lakh on Malik in a case filed in 2017.

The court had on May 19 convicted Malik under various sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and IPC, including waging war against the country and raising funds for terrorism.

Earlier, he had pleaded guilty to all charges.

During the hearing today, the NIA, which probed the case, sought death penalty for Malik.

The sentence was pronounced amidst heavy security.

Malik, who underwent arms training in Pakistan in 1987-88, is involved in umpteen cases of terrorism, including the killing of 4 Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel and the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of the then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed.