Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik has been sentenced to life imprisonment under section 121. In another case he has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10 lakh.
Yasin Malik, who was convicted in a terror funding case, told an NIA court on Wednesday that he will accept hanging if the intelligence agencies prove any terror-related activities involving him.
During the course of the hearing before Special NIA Judge Praveen Singh, Malik said: “I will not beg for anything. The case is before this court and I leave it on the court to decide it.”
“If I have been involved in any terrorist activity or violence in 28 years, if Indian Intelligence proves this, then I will also retire from politics. I will accept the hanging… with seven Prime Ministers, I have worked,” he told the court.
The Central probe agency also argued for the death sentence for Malik.
On the other hand, the court-appointed amicus curiae sought life imprisonment as a minimum punishment in the case.
Malik, who is awaiting the quantum of punishment for the offences in the case, was presented before the special NIA judge of Patiala House Court amid tight security.
The court had also directed the NIA authorities to assess his financial situation in connection with the terror funding case prior to Wednesday’s hearing.
He was facing a maximum punishment of the death penalty, while the minimum sentence can be life imprisonment in the cases in which he was involved.
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