Jammu, Mar 11, KNT: In the killing of few Indian Air Force personnel and the abduction of Dr Rubiya Sayeed, the statements of accused were recorded in TADA Court Jammu on Wednesday.
The accused included Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (H) Javaid Ahmed Mir, Muhammad Salim Nanaji, Javaid Ahmed Zargar, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi, Engineer Ali Muhammad Mir, Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, Muhammad Iqbal Ghandro, Muhammad Zaman Mir and Mehraj Ahmed Sheikh.
The incarcerated Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and his associate Showkat Ahmed Bakshi lodged at Tihar and Ambedkar Jails could not be recorded. The Tihar Jail officials through video conferencing informed the court that the statement of Yasin Malik cannot be recorded as he has been hospitalized. The officials informed that Malik had gone on hunger strike and presently he is undergoing treatment at Tihar Jail hospital.
The statement of another accused in the case, Showkat Bakshi, who, has been lodged in a jail at Ambedkar Nagar Uttar Pradesh, could not be recorded.
The counsel for the accused Advocate Muhammad Aslam Ghoni and Yogesh Bakshi as per KNT were present in the court. Two charge sheets have been filed by the CBI against the accused before the designated TADA court in Jammu. At least 3 FIR’s were lodged by Jammu Kashmir Police at police station Nowhata, MR Ganj and Shaheed Ganj in 1989 against the accused including Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The Court after hearing the arguments and counter arguments in the case related to the killing of Indian Air Force Personnel and abduction of Dr Rubiya Sayeed listed the case for next hearing on 14 March. (KNT)