Jammu, Sept 12: A local court will today resume hearing of the case relating to the killing of IAF officers 15
years ago, allegedly by some top members of the Jammu and Kashmir liberation front including its president Yasin Malik.
Tada/Pota court presiding officer Brij Mohan Gupta
adjourned the case till today after hearing the arguments
of defence lawyers Z A Shah and Yogesh Bakshi here yesterday.
The court adjourned till October 1, the hearing in the
cases pertaining to kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (then Union Home
Minister) and funneling of 1 lakh US dollars in which Malik,
Mushtaq Ahmed Dar and Shamima alias Shazia are facing charges.
Besides Malik, other prominent JKLF leaders facing the
charges of kidnapping Rubaiya include Shoukat Bakshi, Javid
Ahmed Mir and Bita Karte, who was brought to the court under
heavy security from Kathua jail.
The court adjourned the cases after the defence argued
that no charges were framed against the accused even after 15
years in both the cases - the killing Indian Air Force
personnel at Batmaloo, Srinagar, in January 1990 and the
kidnapping of Rubaiya in December 1989.
Rubaiya was kidnapped by JKLF activists while she was
returning home from college in a matador and five hardcore
militants were freed to secure her release.