Yasin Malik, a terrorist, virtually attends a 1989 kidnapping trial.

Yasin Malik cross-examined witness in abduction of Rubaiya Sayeed . Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, was arrested in a terror financing lawsuit .

Jammu: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik appeared before a special court here today, cross-examined a witness in the 1989 abduction of Rubaiya Sayeed, the daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who was arrested in Delhi's Tihar Prison in a terror financing lawsuit, but was not brought in the court physically due to a Ministry of Home Affairs order restricting his As he was charged in the trial, I made a CBI representative argument before the court that a production warrant should not be issued.According to Bhat, the court accepted the appeal and no production warrant was issued.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was ordered to present the rest of the witnesses on the next day of hearing, on December 23.Rubaiya did not appear for the hearing because her exemption application had been accepted by the court earlier.Although one of them, a retired doctor, was present in the court, the other was in Saudi Arabia and could not participate in the trial, he said.

According to Rubaiya, it is not possible to get him here because of safety concerns.Rubaiya was kidnapped from nearby Lal Ded Hospital on December 8, 1989.Rubaiya, 56, is incarcerated in Tihar Jail after being sentenced by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in May.She was released five days later after the then VP Singh government, supported by the BJP, released five terrorists in exchange.

He had taken a 10-day hunger strike from July 22 after the Centre failed to respond to his request to physically appear in the Jammu court hearing in the abduction case.

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