POTA Court Issues NBW Against JKLF Chief
30 September 2004
The Times of India
Jammu: A POTA court on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik in connection with the much publicised one lakh dollar case. The court also issued warrants to Hurriyat leaders Altaf Qadri and Shamima alias Shazia, co- accused in the case, for their failure to be present for the hearings. The case was registered against Malik after Kud police, on March 23, 2002, recovered one lakh US dollars from Shazia and one Mushtaq Ahmad Dar which were to be delivered to the JKLF leader for carrying out militant activities. During interrogation, it was found that the duo had got the money in Kathmandu from one Altaf Hussain Qadri, executive member of Hurriyat Conference, presently in Pakistan. Malik was arrested on March 23, 2002 in Srinagar when he was addressing a press conference. The POTA court had granted bail to Malik on July 20, 2002 on medical grounds. The other accused in the case were produced before chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Jammu where they stated that they did not make any statement to the police that the money was meant for Malik. The court had also issued general arrest warrants against Altaf Qadri. Malik is also facing trial in other cases including abduction of Rubiyya Sayeed, daughter of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.