Charges framed against JKLF leader Yaseen Malik & 7 others in murder of 4 IAF officers

Last Modified Monday, 16 March 2020 (16:20 IST)
Jammu: The TADA Court in Jammu on Monday framed charges against leader and others in 1990 killing of four officers of Indian Air Force.
''Jammu TADA Court Frames Charges against banned JKLF leader Yasin Malik and others for killing 4 IAF men in 1990. Charges under Sections 302, 307 RPC, Section 3 (3) and section 4(1) of TADA Act, 1987 and section 7/27 of Arms Act 1959 r/w Section 120-B of RPC'', sources here said.
The Court also directed the to produce witness by March 30.Worthwhile to mention here that the present case is pending on the arguments on framing of charge for the last 30 years.
 
The Court framed charges against Yaseen Malik, Ali Mohd Mir, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi alias Mushtafa, Javed Ahmed Mir alias Nalka, Nana ji alias Saleem, Javed Ahmed Zarger and Shoukat Ahmed Bakshi for the offences under sections  302, 307 RPC, Section 3 (3) and Section 4(1) of TADA Act,1987 and Section 7/27 of Arms Act 1959 r/w Section 120- B of RPC.
 
Shalini Khanna alias Nirmal Khanna, the widow of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna in an interview to UNI in 2019 had said that justice should be delivered to her and Malik should be sent to gallows.
 
''Yasin Malik not only murdered my husband but also killed my mother-in-law, my father-in-law and my mother. My two children lost their childhood. Our happiness was snatched away in a second. This terrorist turned our world upside down'', she said.
 
The court on September 7, 2019, had issued non-bailable warrants against Yasin Malik and others for being allegedly involved in the killing of four (IAF) personnel in Kashmir in 1990.(UNI)