Rubaiya Syeed Identifies Yasin Malik As One Of Her Abductors

| Updated: 15 July, 2022 10:00 pm IST

SRINAGAR: Dr Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, identified jailed Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and three others in relation to her 1989 kidnapping case.

In a case of sensational kidnapping, Rubaiya was abducted near the Lal Ded Hospital on December 8, 1989, by JKLF militants. She was released from captivity five days later after the then VP Singh government, where her father was a home minister, freed five terrorists in exchange for her safe return.

Appearing in the court for the first time since her kidnapping, Sayeed identified Malik, who is serving life imprisonment in Tihar Jail in a terror funding case.

CBI lawyer Monica Kohli said that the statement of witness Rubaiya Sayeed was recorded in court. “She has identified Yasin Malik. The next date of the hearing is on August 23. She has identified four accused in total,” Kohli said.

Yasin Malik appeared in the case through video conferencing. He has also requested to physically appear in Jammu in this case.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in May this year awarded life imprisonment to separatist leader Yasin Malik in a terror funding case. The NIA court while sentencing Malik to life imprisonment also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh.

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