Indian plane hijacker killed in Karachi
In 1999, an Indian flight was hijacked from Nepal, which was above to land in Delhi. But Hijackers have taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan, which was under Taliban control.
New Delhi: One of the hijackers of the IC-814 Indian Airlines flight in 1999 was killed in unidentified gunmen in Karachi.
Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim, the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist who lives in Karachi under the false identity "Zahid Akhund" for many years, was shot twice in the head by unidentified gunmen at point-blank range in Karachi's Akhtar Colony a few days back.
During the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime, the IC-814 aircraft of Indian Airlines, with 179 passengers and 11 crew members on board, was hijacked by five terrorists from Nepal on December 24, 1999.
The plane made a long arduous journey to Amritsar, Lahore and Dubai before making a strategic stop at Kandahar in Afghanistan which was then under the Taliban's control.
The terrorists killed one passenger, Rupin Katyal, and finally negotiated the release of dreaded Islamist terrorists Masood Azhar Alvi, Syed Omar Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar from Indian jails in December 31, 1999, in exchange for the hostages.
The Indian flight was hijacked from Nepal, which was above to land in Delhi. But Hijackers have taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan, which was under Taliban control.
Mistry was the owner of Crescent Furniture located inside Akhtar Colony in Karachi. According to reports, Rauf Asgar had joined the funeral procession of Akhund in Karachi. Rauf is the Jaish-e-Mohammed's operational chief and brother of the terrorist organisation's founder Masood Azhar.