SRINAGAR The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday reserved its orders on an application moved by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), seeking the vacation of the stay on trial and shifting the proceedings to Jammu in the 1989 Rubaiya Sayeeds kidnapping case.
Acting on a writ petition filed in Srinagar, the High court had in 2009, stayed the trial against JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and others in the Rubaiya Sayeed case before a Tada court in Jammu, where earlier the challan was produced by the premier investigating agency.
The CBI has prayed that the writ petition in which the stay was granted on the trial of the case be shifted to Jammu.
On December 8, 1989, Rubaiya, daughter of former Mufti Sayeed, then Home Minister in the VP Singh government, was kidnapped for five days from Srinagars Lal Ded Hospital. The kidnappers had demanded the release of 13 militants in exchange for Rubaiyas release.
In 1999, three JKLF members Showkat Ahmed Bakshi, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi and Mohammad Iqbal Gandroo were granted bail after nine years in the case.