Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday presented a chargesheet against separatist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik in a Baramulla court in connection with two cases registered against him at the Police Station Sumbal in Bandipora district.
Officials said that Police presented a charge-sheet against Malik in the Court of Sessions judge Sanjay Parihar at Baramulla District Court through video conferencing.
Malik, they said appeared before the Court through video conferencing today and he was also informed about the charge-sheet which has been filed against him in Baramulla Court.
The officials said that two cases were filed against Malik in 2008 and 2010 for organizing anti-India rallies in Sumbal town of Bandipora district.
While presenting the charge-sheet, when the judge gave Yasin Malik a chance to choose his lawyer, the separatist leader said that he would follow his own lead. However, the court did not approve his statement and directed the District Legal Services Authority to provide a lawyer for Malik.
The officials said that since Malik is currently in custody outside Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, he cannot pursue his case.
“The District Legal Services Authority of Baramulla should provide him a lawyer after which the matter can be heard,” he said, adding that the next hearing of the case has been fixed for July 21.
Notably, Malik is currently lodged at Central Jail Tihar in Delhi under a different case.
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