Warrant issued against Rubaiya Sayeed ‘for not appearing’ in kidnapping case

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A bailable warrant has been issued against the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Rubaiya Sayeed for not appearing in court on Tuesday, reported IANS.

Yasin Malik was present through the virtual mode and all other accused were present physically in a case pertaining to the kidnapping of Rubaiya in December 1989 in Kashmir.

Earlier during the trial, Rubaiya had identified Malik as one of her kidnappers.

“Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping case was listed today. She was supposed to be present in the court today but she did not appear, bailable warrants have been issued against her,” CBI counsel Monika Kohli said, as per the report.

Rubaiya has again been summoned to the court and the next date of hearing is 21 September.

CBI counsel Kohli said that accused Malik has been clearly told that he can’t be allowed a physical appearance, as per the report.

“He said that I should be given physical hearing so that I can cross-examine. The court has said that we cannot do it because there is already a High court order that all the accused have to be present through virtual mode only,” Kohli said.

Malik has refused legal aid and has been insisting on physical appearance. (IANS)

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