The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the bail application filed by convict Abdul Momin in connection with IC-814 Kandahar hijack case.
Momin had approached the Apex Court after the Punjab and Haryana High Court sentenced him to life imprisonment. But the court acquitted another accused Yusuf Nepali in the case.
The Punjab government has moved to the top court against Nepali’s acquittal.
Notably, the terrorists had hijacked Indian Airlines aircraft which was returning to India from Nepal on December 24, 1999. The aircraft had 179 passengers on board. The terrorists had diverted the flight to Kandahar via Lahore and Dubai.
IC 814 Kandahar hijacking case:Supreme Court dismissed the bail application filed by convict Abdul Momin— ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2017
The IC 814 hijackers had then demanded release of three top terrorists in exchange of passengers. Then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had released Masood Azhar, Umar Sheikh and Mohammed Zargaar to save the lives of passengers.