Jammu & Kashmir

Don’t need a lawyer, will cross-examine witnesses myself: Yasin Malik tells court

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In twin cases of the 1990s, incarcerated chairman of banned Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik appeared through video conferencing in the court stating that he would like to cross-examine the witnesses himself without taking assistance from any lawyer.

The Special Court in Jammu today started cross-examination of witnesses in the three-decade-old cases of killing of four Indian Air Force personnel and the abduction of then Indian Home Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s daughter Dr. Rubaiya Sayeed.

Among over a dozen accused only one accused and a witness was present while the Court deferred the cross-examination process when the lawyers of the accused cited the disturbances in Valley as a reason for the absence of their clients.

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