The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the banned organization Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and its leader Yasin Malik in response to an appeal by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The NIA is seeking the death penalty for Yasin Malik’s involvement in a terror funding case. The NIA argued that this case is considered to be a “rarest of rare cases.” Last year, the Trial Court had sentenced Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in the same terror funding case.
The Division Bench comprising of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh took note of the submissions made and issued the notice to Yasin Malik through the Jail superintendent, as he is currently imprisoned in Tihar Jail. Yasin Malik is the sole respondent in the appeal. Additionally, the bench also issued a production warrant for Yasin Malik, requiring him to be present before the court on the next date of hearing, which is scheduled for August 9, 2023.
During submissions, Solicitor General submitted that he is tactfully pleading guilty.
On that, the Delhi HC bench replied, “As is his Constitutional right…”
Then SG Mehta submitted that, If Osama Bin Laden was before this Court, he would also get the same treatment.On that High Court said, Bin Laden never faced trial anywhere.SG said, “Perhaps the USA was right…”