Yasin Malik, the Kashmiri separatist leader who was recently convicted in a terror funding case, was sentenced by a Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday.Yasin Mallik life Imprisonment
Malik has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the verdict.
Malik requested a chair after being brought into the courtroom, alleging discomfort. The revelation of the punishment amount was apparently delayed by several hours due to the printing and re-verification of sentencing documents.
During the previous hearing, Malik had withdrew his lawyer. In a terror funding case, he pleaded guilty to all counts, including those under the strict Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
On May 19, special judge Praveen Singh found Malik guilty and ordered the National Investigating Agency to analyse his financial position in order to determine the amount of penalties he will face.
He is accused of plotting a criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country, engaging in other illegal acts, and upsetting the peace in Kashmir.
The Terrorism Cases Against Yasin Malik
Malik told the court on May 10 that he would not contest the charges, which included sections 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist act), and 20 (member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the UAPA, as well as sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the IPC.
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 are among the Kashmiri separatist leaders formally