Rubiya Saeed Kidnapping Case: Production Order Issued – The Kashmir News
JAMMU// A special court in Jammu on Wednesday asked the CBI to hand over JKLF chief Yasin Malik, currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail, to the daughter of Union Home Minister Mufti Muhammad Saeed on October 20. In connection with the kidnapping of Rubiya Saeed in 1989, he should physically present himself before him. Special court issues production warrant to CBI to cross-examine witnesses in case All the accused are to be arraigned through video conference. Rubiya Saeed was present in the court during the hearing, and she said that she never looked back on the horrific incident as she continued to lead a normal life. The attempted Liberation Front chief, who is one of the accused in the case, appeared in the court through video conferencing from Tihar Jail, and once again insisted on his physical appearance to cross-examine the witness.
“The court has ordered in open court to physically produce him (Malik) on the next date of hearing, accordingly a production warrant has been issued,” Kohli said, adding, directing the Tihar Jail. He should be produced before the court. On reports that Rubia told the court that he did not remember any of the accused present in the court and had not identified any of them before the investigating agency, the CBI counsel said, “He has been cross-examined. The country was again identified on the pictures. She was asked a few questions and she has been able to answer them accordingly.” He said that last time, Rubia had identified five accused including Malik and “today again there was no question of identifying the accused.” You can confirm from the court records whether she recanted or what she did.” Kohli said that Rubia will appear in court herself on October 20 as Malik has to cross-examine her. Kohli said, “We have objected to this situation as there are video conferences and the High Court had issued a specific direction that all the accused should be produced only through virtual mode… The court has issued the order in open court. See detailed order.”
Rubia was abducted on 8 December 1989 from near Lal Deed Hospital and five days later on 13 December, the then VP Singh government, which supported the BJP at the centre, released five militants. was released. Rubiah, who now lives in Tamil Nadu, has been listed as a prosecution witness by the CBI, which took over the investigation of the case in the early 1990s. On July 15 this year, Rubiah identified Malik and three others as those who abducted him. Malik, 56, is currently lodged in Tihar jail after being convicted by a special NIA court in Delhi in May. He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in early 2019 in connection with the 2017 terror funding case. The CBI had framed charges against 10 people, including Malik, in the case in January last year. He went on a 10-day hunger strike from July 22 when the Center did not respond to his request to be allowed to physically appear in a Jammu court hearing the abduction case.