In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a court in Jammu issued, today, a bailable warrant against Rubaiya Sayeed, the sister of Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti, after she did not appear for her cross examination by illegally detained JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, during the hearing of a case.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Yasin Malik was present through the virtual mode and all other accused were present physically in a case pertaining to the kidnapping of Rubaiya in December 1989 in Srinagar when her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, was the Indian home minister.
Rubaiya Sayeed has been directed to remain present on the next date of hearing scheduled on September 21.
Earlier, the court also turned down Yasin Malik’s plea for physical appearance in the case. The court also offered Malik legal aid but he refused the offer.
Rubaiya, who stays in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is listed as a prosecution witness by the Indian Central Bureaus of Investigation (CBI), which took over probe into the case in early 1990.
Yasin Malik, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Indian court on May 25, this year, is presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail. He was arrested in early 2019 in false cases registered against him.—KMS