Police present chargesheet against JKLF Chief Yasin Malik in Baramulla court

Srinagar: Police on Friday presented a charge sheet against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, in Baramulla District Court in respect of two cases lodged against him.

The cases lodged at Police Station Sumbal are under registrations numbers of 260/2008 and 109/ 2010 under Section 13 ULA (P).

The charge sheet was produced before Additional District and Sessions Judge Baramulla Sanjay Parihar.

Malik was booked by Sumbal Police in 2008 and 2010 for organizing pro-freedom rallies and gatherings in Sumbal town.

Before filling charge sheet early this week, police had moved an application for issuance of production warrant for Malik by way of video conference for filling of charge sheet.

Malik is currently lodged at Central Jail Tihar in Delhi under a different case.

Malik appeared before the Court by way of video conference today and he was informed and made aware that charge sheets have been lodged against him in respect of two cases. Malik was also told that he has a right to engage counsel of his choice to which he replied that he would plead the case himself.

Court directed Secretary DLSA Baramulla to provide à suitable penal lawyer for appearance on behalf of Malik so enabling him to have a fair trial and the case was listed for next hearing on 21st July.


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