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Massive Crackdown On Separatist Yasin Malik As CBI Seeks To Reopen 30-Year-Old Case

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| March 7 , 2019 , 13:32 IST

Major blow for the Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik as he has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and has now been shifted to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu.

Under the Public Safety Act (PSA), a person in Jammu and Kashmir can be kept in detention for a period of six months without any judicial intervention.

CBI is also to reopen the 30-year-old case against terrorist turned radical separatist Yasin Malik in the Rubiya Saeed, daughter of former Home Minister of India Mufti Mohd Saeed and Mehbooba Mufti's sister's kidnapping case and killing of four Indian Air Force Officers in Jan 1990 in Srinagar.

The CBI has also filed a plea in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking a transfer of cases against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief from Srinagar to Jammu. The step is being seen as a massive strategic blow to crush separatism in Kashmir. Next hearing of the case is on March 11.

The Kashmiri separatist leader was taken into preventive custody by the police on February 22 as the cops apprehended him from his Maisuma residence in Srinagar. He was then detained in the Kothibagh police station in Srinagar.

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"There are elements and forces who take money from Pakistan and the ISI. I have asked the officials concerned to review their security," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. 

“All security and any vehicles provided to them will stand withdrawn by today evening. No security forces or cover should be provided, under any pretext, to them or any other separatists,” the official statement by Jammu and Kashmir government in the matter read.