Yasin Malik, a separatist leader virtually appeared before the Delhi High Court in connection with the NIA’s plea seeking death penalty for him.
The High Court had last week directed that the JKLF chief Yasin Malik be produced before it through video conferencing mode from Tihar Jail instead of physical appearance. He is presently serving a life term in the terror funding case.
On the grounds that Yasin Malik was a ‘very high risk prisoner’, the Jail authorities had filed an application seeking permission for his virtual appearance.
A trial Court awarded life imprisonment to Malik on May 24, 2022 after holding him guilty for various offenses under the UA(P) Act and IPC.
Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the charges including those under the UAPA.(CNI)
With inputs from Agencies.