NIA seeks death penalty for Yasin Malik, Delhi High Court to hear on May 29
The NIA had told the trial court during the hearing that the accused was responsible for the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley. The probe agency had also argued for death penalty for Malik. On the other hand, the amicus curiae sought life imprisonment as the minimum punishment in the case.
However, Malik had earlier confessed his crime in this case. In the last hearing, he had told the court that he was under sections 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist act), and 20 (being a member of a terrorist gang or organization) of the UAPA. and is not contesting the charges under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code.