New Delhi: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik in a terror funding case.
Malik on Tuesday had pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
The court also asked NIA to assess his financial condition in order to determine the amount of fine to be imposed and posted the matter for arguments on the quantum of sentence on May 25.
Yasin Malik told the court that he does not want to challenge the charges against him under sections 16 (terrorist activity), 17 (raising funds for terroristic activity), 18 (conspiracy to commit terroristic act), and 20 (being a member of a terrorist group or organization) of the UAPA and the Indian Penal Code. 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the Code.
Yasin Malik is associated with the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). In 2019, the central government banned JKLF. He is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.
Malik is accused of killing 4 Air Force personnel in 1990, which he admitted and he has also been accused of kidnapping Rubia Sayeed, daughter of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.