Terror funding: NIA seeks death penalty for Yasin Malik
The NIA on Wednesday sought the death penalty before a Delhi court for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik in a terror funding case. Read more on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The NIA on Wednesday sought the death penalty before a Delhi court for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who had earlier pleaded guilty to all the charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), in a terror funding case, court sources said.
The agency told Special Judge Praveen Singh in an in-chamber proceedings that Malik was responsible for the Kashmiri exodus.
On the point of sentence, sources said that Malik submitted that he would not beg for mercy, and that court could decide at its discretion.
The amicus curiae appointed by the court to assist Malik, sought minimum punishment, i.e., life imprisonment in the matter.
Malik, meanwhile, said that if Indian Intelligence can prove that he had been involved in any terrorist activity or violence in 28 years, then he would retire from politics, and will also accept the hanging.
The judge, however, said that since he has already been convicted, there was no point in arguing on the facts of the case and that he was already given the opportunity.
After hearing the arguments, the court reserved its order and is likely to pronounce it later in the day.
The court had on May 19 convicted Malik and had directed the NIA authorities to assess his financial situation to determine the amount of fine likely to be imposed. (PTI)