Yasin Malik sent to judicial custody by Delhi court
A Delhi court Wednesday sent Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik, arrested in a case related to funding of separatists and terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir, to judicial custody till
The court had last month sent Malik to NIA custody. He was brought to the national capital after a court in Kashmir granted his transit remand to the National Investigation Agency. The J&K high court has reserved its judgment on a CBI plea for reopening three-decade-old cases in which Malik was an accused.
Malik is facing charges of kidnapping and murder for allegedly being involved in abducting Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in 1989, and killing of four Indian Air Force personnel in 1990.
Mehbooba Mufti, president of Peoples Democratic Party, the sought Malik’s immediate release from custody. “Malik is not in good health. I want to tell the Government of India that if God forbid, his health worsens, then the situation here will deteriorate further which will be very difficult to control. Our fight is against militants, but you should not harass their families,” she told reporters.