Three accused found guilty in Kandahar hijacking case( Laed:Kandahar hijacking case)

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Patiala, Feb 5 : A special court here today found the three ccused -- Abdul Latif, Dalip Kumar and Yusuf Nepali -- guilty in onnection with the Indian Airlines plane IC-814 hijacking case.

The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment later.

The three were arrested on charges of conspiracy to hijack the ndian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi on December 4, 1999.

They have been charged for helping the hijackers in procuring ake passports and to take weapons onboard. They have been lodged n the Patiala jail since 1999.

Over 120 witnesses have been examined in the case.

The week-long hijack drama ended with the release of three readed terrorists, including Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) chief aulana Masood Azhar, Ahmed Zargar and Sheikh Ahmed Omar Sayeed n exchange for 189 people on board the Indian Airlines flight.

The hijackers killed Rupen Katyal, 25, and had stabbed Satnam ingh several times but he survived.

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