The superintended of Tihar jail has approached the Delhi High Court seeking modification of its order directing personal presence of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik during the hearing of NIA's plea seeking death penalty for him. .The jail authority has said that Malik is currently lodged in Tihar Jail and categorised as "very high risk prisoner" therefore, he should be allowed to join the proceedings through VC."Furthermore, it is submitted that the Respondent/Convict Yasin Malik has been lodged in the Tihar Jail, New Delhi under the category of very high risk prisoners and thus, the present Application is in relation to a heavy security issue. Therefore, it is imperative that the Respondent/Convict Yasin Malik is not physically produced before this Hon’ble Court in order to maintain public order and safety," the application said. The application will be heard on Thursday by a Division Bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anish Dayal. .Notably, on July 21, Malik had appeared before the Supreme Court while it was hearing a CBI case against him. This had prompted SG Tushar Mehta to write to the Union Home Secretary stating that Malik's presence in the apex court was a matter of grave security lapse since the convicted terrorist "could have escaped or could have been killed"..The Delhi High Court has been hearing NIA's appeal against a trial court order awarding life imprisonment to Malik. The anti-terror agency has sought death sentence for the convicted terrorist. .Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special NIA court in a terror funding case in May 2022. Malik was convicted of offences under Section 120B, 121, 121A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 13 and 15 of UAPA read with 120B of the IPC besides Sections 17, 18, 20, 38 and 39 of UAPA.He had pleaded guilty in the case.Note: An initial version of the story incorrectly mentioned that the application was filed by NIA. The error has been corrected and is regretted.