1990 IAF personnel killings case: TADA court issues fresh warrant against separatist leader Yaseen Malik

Pankaj Prasad
1990 IAF personnel killings case
1990 IAF personnel killings case

On 25 January 1990, JKLF terrorists killed four Indian Air Force personnel including Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna.

New Delhi: A special TADA court on Wednesday issued a fresh warrant against Yasin Malik, the separatist leader of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of the banned organization JKLF (Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front). Separatist leader Yasin Malik is accused of involvement in the 1990 killing of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna and three other Air Force officers. The agency investigating the case, Monica Kohli, counsel for the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), said that the special TADA court has issued a warrant against Yasin Malik to appear on Wednesday. The next hearing of this matter will be on December 22.

JKLF terrorists had killed on 25 January 1990

According to media reports, Yasin Malik, who is serving life sentence in Tihar Jail in terror funding case, is accused of involvement in the murder of four people, including Air Force officer Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna. According to the case, on January 25, 1990, JKLF terrorists killed four Indian Air Force personnel, including Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna. There is an allegation of involvement of separatist leader Yasin Malik in this murder case. Yasin Malik has been sentenced to life imprisonment almost twice in this case.

Sufficient evidence against Yasin Malik

At the same time, on August 31, 1990, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargesheeted Yasin Malik before the TADA court in Jammu in connection with the case. Nirmal Khanna, wife of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, is fighting for justice for her late husband. In March 2020, a TADA court found that there was sufficient evidence to infer the murder of an Air Force officer and three other employees, that accused Yasin Malik and others had prima facie committed the crime of killing Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna. Have done.

Next hearing will be on December 22

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has awarded death sentence to separatist leader and banned JKLF chief Yasin Malik, convicted by a TADA court, for the murder of four people, including Air Force officer Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, in 1990, according to media reports. was demanded. CBI lawyer Monica Kohli told the media that the TADA court has issued production warrant for Yasin Malik on Wednesday. He told that the next hearing in this matter will be on December 22.