1989 kidnapping case: Mehbooba Mufti’s sister Rubaiya Sayeed appears before CBI court
16 July, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Yasin Malik, who is now serving a life sentence in Tihar Jail for sponsoring terrorism, is a defendant in this case.
In order to record her statement in the 1989 kidnapping case, Rubaiya Sayeed, the sister of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Muft and the granddaughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, appeared before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in this city on Friday.
In the matter, Rubaiya Sayeed made her initial appearance before the court. The case’s next hearing date has been set for August 23, and Rubaiya has been instructed to attend on that day as well. Notably, militants from the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) kidnapped Rubaiya Sayeed on December 8, 1989.
Along with other including Yasin Malik, who is now serving a life sentence in Tihar Jail for sponsoring terrorism, is a defendant in this case.
According to Monica Kohli of the CBI, “Today in court, witness Rubaiya Sayeed’s testimony was recorded. She knows who Yasin Malik is. The hearing will be held again on August 23. She has identified a total of four defendants.”
Anil Sethi, a prominent attorney and PDP spokesperson, claims that Yasin Malik participated in today’s court proceedings via video conference. In this occasion, he has further asked to show up in person in Jammu.
Yasin Malik, a separatist leader, was given a life sentence in jail by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in a case involving funding for terrorism in May of this year.
However, NIA court fined Malik Rs 10 lakh in addition to giving him a life sentence.
Two times, he received a life sentence. The separatist commander who was found guilty on May 19 was the target of an execution request by the NIA.
Malik had stated to the court that he did not deny the accusations made against him.