NIA demands death penalty for separatist Yasin Malik ahead of court verdict | Latest News India

Terror funding case: The court’s verdict on the quantum of sentence for Malik is anticipated later within the day.

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Wednesday sought death penalty for convicted Kashmiri separatist and chief of banned Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik in a terror funding case, information company PTI reported. Malik was convicted final week by a Delhi court after he pleaded responsible to fees associated to terror funding, spreading terrorism and secessionist actions in Kashmir in 2017.

The company made the submission earlier than particular decide Praveen Singh, whereas the amicus curiae appointed by the court to help Malik sought life imprisonment – the minimal punishment within the matter. The court’s verdict on the quantum of sentence for Malik is anticipated later within the day.

Malik had instructed the court that he was not contesting the fees levelled in opposition to him that included sections 16 (terrorist act), 17 (elevating funds for terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist act) and 20 (being a member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the UAPA and sections 120-B (prison conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the IPC.

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Ahead of the verdict, a spontaneous shutdown in elements of Srinagar is in place. Security forces have additionally been deployed within the metropolis to keep away from any regulation and order issues, reported PTI.

Most of the outlets and business institutions in Maisuma and adjoining areas, together with some outlets in Lal Chowk, had been shut, PTI added citing officers.

Shops in some areas of the previous metropolis right here had been additionally shut, nevertheless, public transport was plying usually, they added.

(With company inputs)

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