Patiala: A special court in Delhi today sentenced Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to life in prison. The National Investigation Agency had requested the maximum sentence of execution, while the defense had requested life in prison. “Two people were sentenced to life and five others were sentenced to ten years in prison. All sentences must be carried out at the same time. A monetary penalty of more than ten lakh rupees has also been issued,” said Umesh Sharma, a lawyer. . For various cases, various prison sentences and sentences were handed down. Yasin Malik now has the option of taking his case to the High Court.
Malik had previously pleaded guilty to all counts in a terrorist financing case, including those under the strict Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The degree of punishment in the case was decided by a special NIA tribunal in Delhi.
During the trial, Malik claimed that if he was a criminal, why would the Indian government, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, issue him a passport and allow him to travel and speak anywhere in the world?
Malik also said he has been following Mahatma Gandhi’s principles since he gave up arms in 1994. “Since then, I have been doing non-violent politics in Kashmir,” he said.
He even challenged Indian intelligence agencies to clarify whether he had been involved in terrorist activities or acts of violence in the past 28 years. “I will retire from politics and also from my hanging,” he added.