New Delhi, May 26: Expressing her disappointment over the judgement passed by the NIA court in the Yasin Malik case, Nirmal Khanna, wife of IAF officer Ravi Khanna, a victim of a terror attack carried out by a Kashmir separatist leader, said that she is not satisfied with the punishment awarded to him.
Khanna said she wanted the death penalty for Malik in her case. "It's justice for victims of terror attacks carried out by him (Yasin Malik). Some might be satisfied, but I am not satisfied as I want the death penalty for him in my case," wife of slain IAF officer Ravi Khanna said while talking to private media house.
"I honour whatever punishment the judges have awarded. They know better what punishment should be given in such a case...I'm 100 percent sure justice will be given to me," she added.
Khanna was one of the four IAF personnel shot dead in Srinagar on January 25, 1990, allegedly by a group led by Malik, the chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).
Special Judge Praveen Singh also awarded Malik varying jail terms for other offences under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). All the sentences will run concurrently.
"Yasin Malik has been awarded life imprisonment under section 17 UAPA, and a fine of Rs 10 lakhs, sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment under 120B and a fine of Rs 10,000 and other sections of IPC and UAPA," Advocate Akhand Pratap Singh, court-appointed amicus said.
He was arrested in early 2019 in connection with a 2017 terror-funding case registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).