Police files charge-sheet against incarcerated Yasin Malik in Baramulla court

Malik appears before court through Video conferencing

Srinagar, July 03: Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday presented a charge-sheet against separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik in Baramulla District Court in connection with two cases lodged against him in police station Sumbal, Bandipora.

An officialsaid that the two cases lodged at Police Station Sumbal  under FIR numbers of 260/2008 and 109/ 2010 under Section 13 ULA (P) against Malik in 2008 and 2010, after he was found involved in organizing pro-freedom rallies and gatherings in Sumbal town after which he was booked..

He said Police presented a charge-sheet against Malik in the court of session judge Sanjay Parihar” here at Baramulla District Court through video conferencing. Malik appeared before the Court through video conferencing today and he was also informed about the charge-sheet which has been filed against him in Baramulla Court.

While presenting the charge-sheet, when the judge gave Yasin Malik a chance to choose his lawyer, the separatist leader said that he would follow his own lead. However, the court did not approve his statement and directed the District Legal Services Authority to provide a lawyer for Malik.

The official said  that since Malik is currently in custody outside Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, he cannot pursue his case. “The District Legal Services Authority of Baramulla should provide him a lawyer after which the matter can be heard,” he said, adding that the next hearing of the case has been fixed for July 21. Notably, Malik is currently lodged at Central Jail Tihar in Delhi under a different case—(KNO)

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