Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik was convicted by the Delhi court in the case of terror funding. This comes after Malik pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act).
The court asked the NIA (National Investigation Agency) to assess his financial situation in order to determine the fine amount to be imposed. Yasin Malik was also directed by the court to file an affidavit disclosing all his sources of income and assets.
The court will hear the arguments regarding his sentence on 25th May.
Yasin Malik had told the court that he was not contesting the charges leveled against him, which included Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 124-A (sedition) of the IPC (Indian Penal Code), Section 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for the terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist act) and 20 (being member of terrorist gang or organization) of the UAPA.
Earlier, the court had said that Yasin Malik had set up a mechanism around the world to raise funds for carrying out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir territory in the name of the freedom struggle.
The court has also framed the charges against other Kashmiri separatists, including Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate, Md Yusuf Shah, Aftab Ahmad Shah, Shabbir Shah, Masarat Alam, Md Akbar Khanday, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Khan, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Rashid Sheikh, and Naval Kishore Kapoor.