The Supreme Court today dismissed the bail application filed by Abdul Latifa Adam Momin, an accused in the IC 814 Kandahar Hijacking case.
A division bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Naveen Sinha refused to grant bail to the accused Momin. The bench observed that there was no merit in the plea.
Indian Airlines Flight 814, also known as IC 814, en route from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to IGI Airport in Delhi was hijacked on December 24, 1999, by Harkat-ul-Mujahideen was accused of the hijacking.
The Airbus A300 was hijacked by gunmen shortly after it entered Indian airspace at about 17:30 IST. There were 191 passengers on board including 15 crew members.
Hijackers ordered the aircraft to be flown to several locations. After touching down in Amritsar, Lahore and Dubai, the hijackers finally forced the aircraft to land in Kandahar. AT that time, the landlocked nation was controlled by the Taliban.
The hostage crisis lasted for seven days and ended after the government agreed to release the three militants of the group -- Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and Masood Azhar.