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TADA court says there is enough evidence to prosecute JKLF chief Yasin Malik for killing unarmed IAF officers

On 25 January 1990, group of JKLF terrorists had opened fire at 40 Air Force personnel who were waiting at the Sant Nagar crossing, Srinagar, to board a bus

Yasin Malik, chief of banned outfit Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, to face a major blow as the TADA court of Jammu on Saturday said that there is enough Prima facie evidence to prosecute him in a case related to the killing of unarmed Air force officers in Kashmir in 1990.

The Jammu court will give sanction for framing the charges against Malik on Monday.

On 25 January 1990, at 7:30 am a group of JKLF terrorists had opened fire at 40 Air Force personnel who were unarmed and waiting at the Sant Nagar crossing, Srinagar, to board a bus. As a result, 40 of the unarmed Air Force personnel were injured, and two of them had lost their lives. CBI filed a charge sheet on August 31, 1990, against terrorist Yasin Malik and other members of JKLF under Section 120-B read with section 302 of RPC, sections 3 and 4 of TADA and Section 27 of arms act in the court of third additional sessions judge against the accused.

Despite that, the terrorist Yasin malik was roaming free for many years. He was also seen enjoying political patronage from the Separatists in the valley and former Manmohan Singh government. Since 2007 there was a stay on the cases against Yasin Malik and he has not been attending the courts.

In April 2019, Malik was finally arrested by NIA in the terror funding case following the crackdown on Anti-India and secessionist elements in the valley and was shifted to Tihar jail later.

Yasin Malik is also accused of kidnapping Rubaiya Saeed, daughter of the former PDP Cheif Mufti Mohammad Saeed in the year 1989.

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