IIOJK in focus

Yasin Malik seeks physical appearance in court, examining witnesses himself in Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping case

Jammu, July 13 (KMS): The illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Wednesday requested a special court in Jammu for physical appearance in a case related to the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, failing which he would sit on an indefinite hunger strike.

The case pertains to the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, the sister of Peoples Democratic Party Present Mehbooba Mufti, on December 8, 1989. She was freed five days later on December 13.

Officials said that Yasin Malik, who was recently sentenced to life imprisonment by an Indian court in a false case registered against him, appeared before the court, today, through video conference.

The JKLF chief said he has written to the Indian government for a physical appearance before the court. He also informed the court that he has requested for cross examination of witnesses himself and said that he would sit on hunger strike if his request was not accepted by the Indian government.

The case was revived after Yasin Malik was arrested by India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2019 in false cases.

In January last year, the Indian Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) framed charges against 10 people, including Yasin Malik, in the Rubaiya kidnapping case.

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