Jammu & Kashmir

Court orders Yasin Malik’s physical presence in Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case

Mohammad Yasin Malik. [File Photo]

Srinagar: A court in Jammu on Wednesday issued a production warrant against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, directing the Tihar jail authorities to produce him physically before it the next date of hearing in the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case.

Advocate Monika Kohli, CBI counsel in the case, told Kashmir News Observer that TADA court has issued a production warrant against Malik and directed the Tihar jail authorities to produce him before it the next date of the hearing.

“The next date of hearing is scheduled on October 20,” she said.

Malik had requested the court to allow him to appear physically to cross-examine witnesses in the case.

The CBI counsel said lawyers of other accused in the case cross-examined Rubaiya Sayeed on Wednesday.

On July 15 this year, Rubaiya identified four persons, including Malik. She was abducted in December 1989 when her father was India’s Home Minister and released in exchange for five militants.

Earlier, Malik went on a hunger strike inside the Tihar Jail in Delhi and demanded that he should be allowed to physically present himself before the court in Jammu and permitted to cross-examine Rubaiya Sayeed.


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