Yasin Malik convicted in terror funding case

A Delhi court on Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader and Yasin Malik in a terror funding case. The quantum of the sentence will be announced on May 25.

Malik had earlier pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), in a terror funding case.

Malik had told the court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him. Special Judge Praveen Singh directed the NIA authorities to assess Malik’s financial situation to determine the amount of fine to be imposed.

The court had earlier also formally framed the charges against Kashmiri separatist leaders including Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate, Shabbir Shah, Masarat Alam, Md Yusuf Shah, Aftab Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Khan, Md Akbar Khanday, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rashid Sheikh and Naval Kishore Kapoor.

The charge sheet was also filed against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.

Malik is the chief commander of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and was one  of the first militants who started militant campaign in Kashmir in 1989.