IC-814 Hijack: Terror Suspect Mehrajuddin arrested


TNI Bureau: The Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested Mehrajuddin Dand, a terror suspect involved in Kandahar plane hijack and several terror activities. He had allegedly provided logistics for plane hijacking of IC-814 in 1999.

Mehrajuddin Dand alias Javed is believed to be an ISI operative, whose name is found in India’s 20 most wanted fugitives list given to Pakistan. He has a close link with United Jihad Council chief Syed Salahuddin and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

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Mehrajuddin was also involved in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar blasts in 1996. He was hiding in Nepal with a fake Hindu name. He was arrested today in the Kishtwar district.

He had played a key role by providing travel papers to the Indian Airlines plane IC-814 hijackers. The plane was hijacked on December 24, 1999.

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