Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has once again demanded physical appearance during the hearing in a case registered against him in a Jammu court about the killing four Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in 1990.
Malik appeared in the hearing via video conference from Delhi’s Tihar Jail where he is currently lodged. A special court in New Delhi on Monday offered legal aid to JKLF chief Yasin Malik, but he turned it down and again insisted on his physical appearance in the hearing on the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in 1990, PTI reported. He is serving a life sentence in a so-called ‘terror-funding’ case.
Turning down his demand for physical appearance, the court said there were clear directions from the high court for producing the accused in all cases through video conferencing. However, the court offered him legal aid.
The JKLF chief declined the offer of legal aid. The court asked him to submit his stand in writing on the next date of hearing in the third week of September. Malik observed a 10-day hunger strike from July 22 in favour of his demand for physical appearance in a Jammu court hearing the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case.—KMS