KANDAHAR HIJACK

  • Kandahar hijack case: Court acquits 19 accused October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: A local court on Friday acquitted 19 persons, accused to have helped get fake passports for the hijackers of the Indian Airlines flight IC814 in December 1999. In December 1999, Mumbai police's crime branch arrested Abdul Latif, an alleged terrorist, from suburban Jogeshwari and claimed to have recovered an...
  • 'Mehrajuddin admits to having links with Dawood' September 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Alleged IC814 hijack plotter Mehrajuddin Dand has admitted to working with Dawood Ibrahim and his brother, say sources. Police have recovered a diary among other documents and hope it will reveal more details. Mehrajuddin is currently on a fourday police remand. Mehrajuddin was arrested on Thursday from Kishtwar in...
  • IC814 hijack: Who is Mehrajuddin Dand? September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Mehrajuddin Dand alias Javed, the alleged conspirator of the IC814 hijack, is a resident of Sopore. He allegedly provided logistical support for the IC814 hijacking of 1999. Sources say Mehrajuddin was operating since 1993. He was living in Nepal with a Hindu name and was also married there. He...
  • Man arrested in Chile may be IC814 hijacker April 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Chile police arrested a man named Abdul Rauf in January 2011, who may be one of the conspirators in the hijacking of Air India IC814. Rauf was arrested in a case of fake visa but during investigations Chile police found that Interpol has issued a notice against a person...
  • The hijacking of IC 814, the blackmailing of India December 28, 2009

    All was routine when Indian Airlines flight IC 814 took off from Kathmandu on Christmas Eve. The flight to Delhi was on course and the mood was light and jovial among passengers. In a few minutes, the flight would be hijacked in one of the most audacious terror acts in...
  • IC 814: 10 yrs on victim speaks about husband's killing December 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Ten years ago on this day the IC 814 hijacking took place. An Indian Airlines plane with 174 passengers and 11 crew members onboard was taken over by terrorists and a passenger was brutally killed. Five HarkatulMujahideen terrorists hijacked the flight shortly after it took off from the Tribhuvan...
  • Advani likely to step down as leader of Opposition September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Sources have told CNNIBN that Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, L K Advani, is likely to step down between November 8 and December 25 this year. It is L K Advani's birthday on November 8, and he will turn 82. December 25 is BJP stalwart Atal...
  • Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj meet Bhagwat and Advani August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: With senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani in the eye of a storm over revelations on the Kandahar episode, speculation on change in the party leadership built up when four BJP leaders, including Arun Jaitley, met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Advani on Friday evening. The...
  • Lonely Advani hemmed in by friendsturnedfoes August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Hemmed in by friendsturnedfoes, leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, L K Advani, is a lonely man today. Colleague after colleague who were with him in the Vajpayee government is now questioning his credibility. While the Kandahar hostage crisis is almost a decade old now, the...
  • Cong says Advani conned India, BJP says he forgot August 28, 2009

    New Delhi: In a bitter attack on the leader of the Opposition L K Advani, Jaswant Singh after his sacking from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last week had revealed that the former home minister's claim that he was unaware of Jaswant Singh accompanying three freed terrorists for...
  • Watch: Brajesh Mishra reveals all on Kandahar hijack August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The ghost of Kandahar is back to haunt LK Advani. Former national security advisor, Brajesh Mishra said on Thursday that leader of the Opposition, L K Advani knew of all aspects of the terrorist swap after the Kandahar hijacking in 1999. ...
  • Decision to expel Jaswant not right: Yashwant Sinha August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: After Arun Shourie, another senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha has come out against the party's decision to sack Jaswant Singh for his controversial book praising Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, saying the move "was not right". "I agree things would have been handled diffrently...
  • Advani knew of Kandahar swap: Brajesh Mishra August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Former national security advisor (NSA) Brajesh Mishra said on Thursday that L K Advani was part of the decisions taken "unanimously" by the then Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) regarding the release of militants to save 160 hostages on the hijacked Indian Airlines plane in 1999. "The decisions were...
  • Cong rejects BJP's revelation on Kandahar April 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The 1999 Kandahar hijacking was back in the news on Thursday with the BJP claiming that its leader Jaswant Singh had set the record straight with his disclosure that the partys prime ministerial candidate, L K Advani, had opposed the move to free terrorists. The Congress claimed the...
  • Compensate passengers of hijacked IC 814 flight, IA told December 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi Consumer Commission has directed Indian Airlines to pay Rs 1 lakh each to all passengers of the airlines' IC 814 flight, which was hijacked to Kandahar in Afghanistan in 1999. The Commission also awarded a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of Rupen Katyal, who...
  • Sonia reopens wounds of Kandahar, targets Advani April 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has sounded the poll bugle in electionbound Rajasthan by taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani. Sonia questioned how Advani could deny all knowledge of his Cabinet colleague Jaswant Singh's important role in the IC814...
  • Sonia targets Advani, says Atal didn't trust him April 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The relationship between the Congress and the BJP shows no signs of improvement. The further deterioration was evident after Congress President Sonia Gandhi delivered a new salvo at the Opposition on Thursday. This time, the leader under fire was BJP's prime ministerial candidate, L K Advani. Sonia Gandhi questioned Advani's...
  • Three sentenced to life in IC814 hijack case February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: A CBI court on Tuesday found three men guilty on charges of conspiracy in the hijack of the Indian Airlines flight IC814 in December 1999. Abdul Latif Adam Momin alias Abdul Rehman alias Patel, Yusuf Nepali and Dalip Bhujail were sentenced to life by sessions judge Inderjit Singh Walia,...
  • IC814 hijack verdict deferred January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: A CBI court in Patiala on Tuesay deferred on Tuesday its verdict on three men who were part of the Kandahar hijacking conspiracy. The masterminds behind the IC814 hijacking of 1999 were never nabbed but three other men said to have played some sort of role have been in...
  • Media complicated hijacking drama August 28, 2006

    New Delhi: The Government found it difficult to handle the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC814 to Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1999 because of widespread media coverage of the incident, Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said on Monday. "The media complicated the matter," Saran said while inaugurating the third programme for diplomatic correspondents. The...