‘Shutdown in Lal Chowk, mobile internet snapped in parts of valley’
Srinagar, May 25: National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court on Thursday announced its verdict and sentenced life imprisonment to JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik in “Hurriyat-Terror Financing Case.”
A statement issued to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the NIA said that today, NIA Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi pronounced sentence convicting accused under various sections of UA(P) Act and IPC as follows: “Yasin Malik alias Aslam s/o Md. Ghulam Qadir Malik r/o Yasin Gali, Mayasuma, Srinagar, UT of J&K was sentenced to: 10 yrs rigorous imprisonment ( RI) and fine under section 120B of IPC , Life imprisonment and fine under section 121 of IPC, 10 yrs RI and fine under section 121A of IPC, 05 yrs 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.”
The NIA statement said 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 militant 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 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 30.05.2017. Chargesheet was filed against 12 accused persons including two absconding accused persons namely Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, head of LeT and Yusuf Shah alias 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,” the statement said. “Trial against remaining 14 accused persons in the case continues”, Meanwhile, a shutdown was observed in the area besides other areas including Lal Chowk etc. The authorities snapped the mobile internet at some parts of the valley as a precautionary measure—(KNO)