Yasin Malik, 6 Others Charged For 1990 Attack On 40 Indian Air Force Personnel

Yasin Malik is currently serving time in Tihar Jail in a separate case (File)


A special court in Jammu on Monday farmed charges against chief of the banned JKLF Yasin Malik and six others for killing IAF persnnel on the outskirts of Srinagar 30 years ago.

The additional sessions TADA judge III, a court designated for hearing in the case, had on Saturday said that there was enough evidence to frame charges against Yasin Malik and six others, officials said.

On Monday, the court ordered framing of charges against all the seven accused after hearing the CBI as well as defence counsel, they said.

The accused were produced before the court through video-conferencing as Yasin Malik is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in connection with a case registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly funding separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

A note for the signature of Yasin Malik had also been sent to him at Tihar Jail as he was present throughout the trial through video-conferencing, the officials said.

The judge had ordered on Saturday that charges could be framed against Yasin Malik, Ali Mohammed Mir, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi alias Mustafa, Javed Ahmed Mir alias “Nalka”, Showkat Ahmed Bakshi, Javed Ahmed Zargar and Nanaji.

They all have been charge-sheeted for murder, attempted murder and sections from now-defunct Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act.

Decks for the trial of Yasin Malik and others in the case were cleared last…

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