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Yasin Malik convicted in terror funding case, NIA’s special court pronounced its verdict

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik has been found guilty in the terror funding case. The NIA court has found Yasin Malik guilty, the decision on how much punishment he will get in this case will be decided on May 25. Let us inform that Yasin Malik himself had admitted in the past that he was involved in terrorist activities in Kashmir.

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In the same month, there were reports that Yasin Malik has admitted that he was involved in terrorist activities, he had also hatched criminal conspiracy and the sedition section on him is also correct. He had also accepted the sections imposed on Yasin under UAPA.

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They said Malik told the court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him including section 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising 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 (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code.

Special Judge Praveen Singh, who had earlier held that it was “prima facie” established that Malik and others were the direct recipients of terror funds, will hear on May 19 the arguments regarding the quantum of sentence for the offences levelled against the accused in which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment.

The court had also said Malik had set up an elaborate structure and mechanism across the world to raise funds for carrying out terrorist and other unlawful activities in Jammu and Kashmir in the name of the “freedom struggle”.

The court, meanwhile, formally framed the charges against Kashmiri separatist leaders including 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 charge sheet was also filed against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, who have been declared proclaimed offenders (PO) in the case.

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