Fresh non-bailable warrants issued against Yasin Malik
1 August 2001
The Daily Excelsior
JAMMU: District and Sessions Judge Presiding Officer TADA Court, Sain Dass has issued fresh non-bailable arrest warrants against Mohd Yasin Malik, supremo of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), facing trial in the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) officers at Rawalpora, Srinagar in October 1990, besides the kidnaping of Dr Rubiyya Sayeed, daughter of former Union Home Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed. These cases were referred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the State Government. After the completion of the investigations by this premier agency, a challan was resented against the accused persons involved in these acts. Yasin Malik, who was arrested and detained in different jails, was, however, granted bail on medical grounds. While issuing fresh non-bailable warrants against Malik, the judge observed that despite warrants already issued, the accused was not produced in the court, as a result of which, fresh warrants have need issued and sent to Director General of CBI, New Delhi for execution of the same. It may be mentioned here that under Pass Port Act, the Passport cannot be issued to a person involved in any criminal case. However, in case of Yasin Malik, facing trial in heinous crime, the yardstick seems to be a different one. He has been issued with a Passport in violation of the Act and Malik has managed to visit many countries, despite the fact that cases are pending against him in the court of law.