Court turns down Yasin Malik’s plea for physical appearance, issues warrant against Rubaiya Syeed

A file photo of Hurriyat leader Mohammad Yasin Malik as he was being taken to court by armed forces in New Delhi on May 25, 2022.

Jammu: A court in Jammu on Tuesday issued a bailable warrant against Rubaiya Sayeed, after she did not appear for her cross-examination by JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, whom she had identified as her abductor during the last hearing of the case,

Advocate Monika Kohli, the special public prosecutor for CBI, said that Rubaiya Sayeed did not appear in the TADA court for her cross-examination by the accused.

“The Court has issued a bailable warrant against her and directed her to remain present on the next date of a hearing scheduled on September 21,” she said.

In July this year, Rubaiya identified Yasin Malik as one of her kidnappers in 1989.

Rubaiya was kidnapped in December 1989 when her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, was the Home Minister of India.

The CBI counsel said the court today also turned down Yasin Malik’s plea for physical appearance, saying there were directions from the High Court to produce all the accused in all the cases through virtual mode.

She said the Court also offered Malik legal aid but he refused the offer. (KNO)


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