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Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik is sentenced to life imprisonment for funding terrorist

Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court in connection with a terror funding case. Malik had earlier pleaded guilty to all the charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in the case. The NIA court awarded life imprisonment based on section 121 (waging war against India) of the IPC and section 17 (raising funds for terror act) of the UAPA.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which was probing the case, had sought death penalty for Malik.


Malik, 56, has also been fined more than Rs 10 lakh as the court imposed different amounts for different sections he has been booked under.

Special Judge Praveen Singh also awarded varying jail terms for various offences under the UAPA and IPC.

Special judge Praveen Singh had on May 19 convicted Malik and directed the NIA authorities to assess his financial situation to determine the amount of fine likely to be imposed. Malik was facing a maximum punishment of the death penalty, while the minimum sentence for the offences committed by him is life imprisonment.

Section 120B IPC (criminal conspiracy) – 10 years imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine

— Section 121A IPC (conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121) – 10 years imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine

— Section 13 UAPA (punishment for unlawful activities) – 5 years imprisonment

— Section 15 UAPA (terrorist act) – 10 years imprisonment
— Section 17 UAPA (punishment for raising funds for terrorist act) – Life imprisonment and Rs 10 lakh fine.
Section 18 UAPA (punishment for conspiracy) – 10 years imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine
— Section 20 UAPA (punishment for being a member of a terrorist gang or organisation) – 10 years imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine
— Sections 38 (offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation), 39 (offence relating to support given to a terrorist organisation) UAPA – 5 years imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine.
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