The National Investigating Agency today filed a supplementary charge sheet against Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik alleging that the JKLF chairman had relations with Pakistan based terrorists Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin.
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Malik was today presented in a Delhi court in connection with the terror funding case of 2017. The NIA filed a supplementary charge sheet which included names of Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi, Masarat Alam and Rashid Engineer. The charge sheet was filed under Sections 18/20/38/16 of the UAPA act. Extending Malik’s custody till October 23, Additional sessions judge Rakesh Syal put up the matter for hearing on the same day.
According to NIA, in the light of fresh evidence in the form of social media interactions, call records, oral and documentary proofs, the charge-sheeted accused are said to have close ties with the cross border terror masterminds Hafiz Saeed & Syed Salahuddin.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered a case against Pakistan-based terrorists and sympathisers including 7 top separatists, 2 hawala conduits and some stone pelters in the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case of 2017.
The NIA had on April 2019 arrested the infamous JKLF chief Yasin Malik in custody for 12 days in the terror funding case. As per NIA sources, Yasin Malik had then admitted that he was instrumental in bringing together the disparate factions of Hurriyat Conference and formed the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), which spearheaded the violent agitations in 2016 in Kashmir Valley, by issuing “Protest Calendars” leading to economic shutdown for over four months.
Recently, after being dormant for a long time, a high-profile case involving the murder of four IAF personnel in Kashmir by terrorists, purportedly led by Yasin Malik, finally saw some movement after remaining stuck for almost three decades. Two charge sheets were filed by the investigative agencies mentioning Yasin Malik’s alleged role in the murder of IAF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.