Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik convicted in terror funding case

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A special National Investigation Agency court in Delhi on Thursday convicted Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik in connection with a terror funding case after he pleaded guilty last week.

The arguments on the quantum of sentence will be heard on May 25, LiveLaw reported.

The Court has sought an affidavit from Malik regarding his financial assets.

On May 10, Malik pleaded guilty to all charges before a Delhi court in a 2017 case related to funding secessionist activities in the Kashmir Valley.

However, the court had earlier discharged Kashmiri journalist Kamran Yusuf, Javed Ahmad Bhatt and Syedah Aasiya Firdous Andrabi from the particular case.

Malik is booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act with sections that could earn him maximum punishment of life imprisonment.

He was also booked under charges of criminal conspiracy and sedition.

The National Investigation Agency has alleged that Malik and other separatist leaders “entered into a larger conspiracy for causing disruption in the Valley by way of pelting stones on security forces, systematically burning of schools, damage to public property and waging war against India”.