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  • A Special NIA Court in Delhi, in NIA vs Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and ors has convicted Kashmiri Separatist Yasin Malik in J&K terror funding case, after his pleading guilty to the same on 10th May, the arguments on quantum of the sentence would be heard on 25th May. 
  • Others who were charged and have claimed to be tried are Hafiz Muhammad Sayed, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Salahuddin, Rashid Engineer, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, Farooq Ahmad Dar @Bitta Karate and others. 
  • According to the chargesheet that was filed, various terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, JKLF (Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front), Jaish-e-Mohd. with the support of Pakistan’s investigating Agency, ISI had perpetrated violence in the Kashmir Valley by attacking both civilians and the security forces. 
  • It was also alleged that the funds were collected domestically as well as abroad through various illegal channels for funding terrorist activities in Kashmir, and that the accused had engaged in a larger conspiracy for disrupting the Valley by pelting stones at security forces, burning of schools, damage to public property and waging war against the Government of India. 
  • Accordingly, the Ministry of Home Affairs had ordered the NIA to register a case, vide an order dated 30 May, 2017. The case was thus registered under sections 120B, 121, 121A, of IPC and sections 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 38, 39 and 40 of the UAPA. 
  • The Court, in the case, had observed that the statements of the witnesses and the documentary evidence on record had connected the accused persons with each other and to a common object of secession, their close ties to terrorist organisations under the guiding hands and funding of the Pakistani Establishment. 
  • The TADA Court in Jammu will also hear the Air Force Officer’s killing case of 1995 and the Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping, on Friday, May 20th. Yasin Malik will also appear in the same via video call
     
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