Yasin Malik gets ‘life in prison’: Everything we know about it

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A Special Court of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in New Delhi Wednesday sentenced the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik to two life imprisonments.

Malik was also fined Rs 10 lakh after he told the court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him.

The Special Court said that all the sentences will run concurrently. Here is full verdict pronounced by the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, in New Delhi under various sections of UA(P) Act and IPC as follows:

: 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) and fine under section 120B of IPC

: Life imprisonment and fine under section 121 of IPC

: 10 years RI and fine under section 121A of IPC

: 5 years RI and fine under section 13 of UA(P) Act r/w 120B of IPC

: 10 years RI and fine under section 15 of UA(P)Act r/w 120B of IPC

: Life imprisonment and fine under section 17 of UA(P) Act

: 10 years RI and fine under section 18 of UA( P) Act

: 10 years RI and fine under section 20 of UA( P) Act

: 5 years RI and fine under section 38 of UA(P) Act

: 5 years RI and fine under section 39 of UA(P) Act.

As per a statement, the case pertains to the conspiracy of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Amir of Jamaat-ud-Dawah and the secessionist and separatist leaders, including the members/cadres of the Hurriyat Conference, who acted in connivance with active militants of proscribed terrorist organisations viz Hizb-ul-Mijahideen, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Laskhar-e-Taiba and others to raise, receive and collects funds domestically and from abroad through various illegal channels, including hawala, for funding separatist and terrorist activities in J-K to cause disruption in the Kashmir valley by way of pelting stones on security forces, systematically burning schools, damaging public property and waging war against India.

The case was registered suo moto by NIA on 30 May 2017. Chargesheet was filed against 12 accused persons including two absconding accused persons namely Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, head of LeT and Yusuf Shah, aka Salahuddin, head of HM, both based in Pakistan on 18.01.2018.

Subsequently, first supplementary chargesheet was filed against one accused person on 22.01.2019 and second supplementary chargesheet was filed against 05 persons including convicted accused Yasin Malik on 04.10.2019.

As per the statement, the trial against remaining 14 accused persons in the case continues.

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