Mehbooba Mufti’s sister Rubaiya identifies terrorist Yasin Malik as her kidnapper

Rubaiya Sayeed, who is the sister of former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, appeared before a special CBI court in the case related to her kidnapping in 1989.

Terrorist Yasin Malik

Terrorist Yasin Malik was recently sentenced to life in prison in a terror funding case

Rubaiya Sayeed, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, identified JKLF chief Yasin Malik and three others as her abductors.

Rubaiya Sayeed was kidnapped near Lal Ded Hospital on December 8, 1989. She was released five days later after the then VP Singh government, supported by the BJP at the Centre, released the five terrorists in exchange.

On Friday, Rubaiya Sayeed appeared before a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.This is the first time Rubaiya Sayeed was asked to appear before the court in connection with the case ever since the CBI took over the investigation in early 1990.


In the court, Rubaiya identified Yasin Malik, who was present in the court through video conferencing, as her abductor.

“This is the person and his name is Yasin Malik. He was the man who threatened me that he will drag me out of the minibus if I refused to follow their diktat,” Rubaiya told the judge.

She also identified Yasin Malik through the pictures that were exhibited in the court.

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Yasin Malik, who was recently sentenced to life in prison in a terror funding case, was among the 10 accused in the case. Others charged by the CBI in the case include Ali Mohammed Mir, Mohammed Zaman Mir, Iqbal Ahmad Gandroo, Javed Ahmad Mir, Mohammedd Rafiq Pahloo, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi, Wajahat Bashir, Mehraj-ud-Din Sheikh and Showkat Ahmad Bakshi.

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