Delhi court sends Yasin Malik to judicial custody till May 24

A Delhi court Wednesday sent JKLF chief Yasin Malik, arrested in connection with alleged militant funding case, to judicial custody till May 24.

Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal also sought reply from the defence counsel on a plea of Tihar jail authorities seeking to produce Malik through video conference due to security concerns.

The court had sent Malik to NIA custody. He was brought to New Delhi after a court in Kashmir granted his transit remand to the National Investigation Agency.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has reserved its judgment on a CBI plea for reopening three-decade-old cases in which Malik was an accused.

Last week, the family of Yasin Malik had said that he was ‘seriously ill’ following a hunger strike in the custody over his “illegal” detention.