Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s daughter, Rubaiya Sayeed has identified JKLF chief Yasin Malik and three others as her abductors as she appeared before a special CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) court on Friday in a case related to her abduction in 1989.
This is the first time Rubaiya Sayeed has been asked to appear in the case.
She was summoned by a Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court in May this year about her kidnapping case.
She was also listed as a prosecution witness by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which took over the probe in January 2019.
Yasin Malik who did not contested terror charges against him recently to which he was sentenced to life imprisonment has requested court for physical appearance in two cases pertaining to kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in 1989, and the killing of Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel.
In 1989, Rubaiya had remained in captivity for five days until five Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) militants were freed to secure her release. Her father Mufti Mohammed was the Union Home Minister of India at the time.
Rubaiya Sayeed was abducted on 8 December 1989 at around 3:45 pm in Srinagar, when she was returning to her home from Lal Ded Memorial Hospital where she was a medical intern.
The JKLF claimed the abduction and demanded the release of five militants; Abdul Hamid Sheikh, Sher Khan, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Altaf Ahemed and Javed Ahemed Jargar.