NEW DELHI Congress leader PC Chacko has come out in support of pro-independence Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, who is set to face trial in two nearly 30-year-old cases relating to the gunning down of IAF personnel and the Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping.
Chacko said India is a democracy and the government cannot threaten anybody.
Chacko, the Delhi Congress chief, alleged that the Narendra Modi government was trying to get Malik surrender at gunpoint.
Malik is presently lodged in Tihar jail in New Delhi after being arrested by the National Investigation Agency in a case related to financing of terror and separatists organisations.
He was arrested a couple of weeks after the Central government banned JKLF saying the outfit was actively engaged in inciting secessionism and illegal funneling of funds for fomenting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pragya, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon terror blast case in which 6 people were killed, has been fielded by the BJP from Bhopal in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
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