Yasin Malik convicted in terror funding case

Yasin Malik convicted in terror funding case
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Letter seized from Yasin warns Kashmiris to disengage from football: NIA charge sheet

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who had earlier pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), in a terror funding case.

Special Judge Praveen Singh directed the NIA authorities to assess Malik's financial situation to determine the amount of fine to be imposed and posted the matter for arguments on quantum of sentence on May 25.

Malik had told the court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him that included section 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for 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 IPC.

The court had earlier also 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.

The National Investigation Agency in the charge sheet against Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik stated that they have seized a copy of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen's letterhead from his premises.

"In that letterhead, the terrorist organisations -- HM, LeT and JeM -- jointly warned the people, who supported the football tournament in the valley, to disengage themselves from the organisers of this game and to show loyalty to the freedom struggle," the probe agency stated.

On February 26, 2019, Malik's house was searched and incriminating material including documents and electronic items were seized. His history of being a terrorist and some details of such of his activities are detailed, it read.

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