July 2003 News

Separatist Leader Yasin Malik Arrested In J&K

15 July 2003
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Prominent Kashmiri separatist leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was arrested here Tuesday by officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Sources said Malik would be taken to New Delhi as a non-bailable warrant had been issued against him for failing to appear in a court in the national capital in connection with a case against him for allegedly arranging for funds to be brought into India through illegal channels. The separatist leader was in Jammu, Kashmir's winter capital, to appear in a court for a separate case in which he was accused of having links to two persons who had illegally brought $100,000 into the country from Pakistan and Nepal. Shortly after these two persons were arrested in Kashmir last year, Malik too had been booked under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). Malik, a member of the executive council of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference, was arrested immediately after he came out of the POTA court in the Karan Nagar neighbourhood here.


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