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  1. RPK

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    The Hindu : News / National : Suspected hijack conspirator nabbed?

    Abdul Rauf, suspected to be a key conspirator in the hijacking of Indian Airlines plane from Kathmandu on December 24, 1999, has been detained in Chile. The Central Bureau of Investigation will send a team to verify whether he is the same person wanted in India.

    Abdul Rauf, wanted by the CBI is the brother-in-law of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar and was among the main conspirators in the hijacking of Indian Airlines plane from Kathmandu on December 24, 1999.

    The Jaish chief was among the three terrorists exchanged for the plane and over 160 passenger after eight days of negotations carried out at Kandhahar, a city in Southern Afghanistan.

    According to the confessional statement of Abdul Latif, one of the conspirators who is in jail at present, Abdul Rauf and Yusuf Azhar, brother of Azhar, criss-crossed India and Nepal several times.

    It was is July 1999 that the hijack plot took concrete shape and the conspirators held several secret meetings in Dhaka and Mumbai.

    In August, Ibrahim Attar (or chief), the second brother of Maulana Masood Azhar, informed Abdul Latif about the plan and the forged passports and travel documents for the five hijackers were arranged.

    Dilip Bhujel had already delivered the guns and grenades via the Kalingpong route. A crucial meeting between the gang took place in the Kathmandu Zoo on December 13, where Latif was told he would not be on the hijacked plane but should remain as the gang’s point-man in Mumbai.

    Thereafter, the hijackers moved to their base in Kathmandu but kept in touch with Abdul Latif, who, in turn, relayed the messages to Abdul Rauf in Karachi. On the fateful day too, the hijackers kept informing him when they cleared security for boarding IC-814 or when they were in the waiting lounge.

    It was the telephone call made by Abdul Rauf to Abdul Latif, asking him to call up the BBC offices in London and give details of the hijacking, which were intercepted and the arrests were made.
     
  2. Abingdonboy

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    Only 12 years late! These men should never have been allowed to let go. GoI should take a similar stance as US- no negating with terrorists. Once again it was political incompatance that lead to NSG not taking them out, 26/11 what changed??
     
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    170 passengers life were at stake so the had to let the terrorist off,later one of them funded 9/11 and killed daniel pearl
     
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    It seems you just contradicted yourself. Negotiating with these scum just sets a bad precedent that opens the door to future attacks. Risk a few to save a lot.
     
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    Doesn't matter Ronald Reagan began the theory you don't negotiate with Terrorists. Otherwise you'll have a bunch of copy cats doing these acts to get their demands met. I know 170 lives were endangered but those terrorists granted freedom ended up becoming bigger headaches for India. How come our impotent media doesn't even highlight the issue to show the world where that goon we freed form the Kashmiri jail, I think his name is Masood He is living in Pakistan! How come when many countries have set up cyber cells to influence world perception and opinions we have not even set up such a task force yet? China has 100,000 ppl on the net and Israel and pakistan have already started their own programs. What our Babus going to colaim we need "foreign collaboration" in order to start such ventures? Are you kidding me? Brothers and Sisters this is the problem with our Babus....they don;t have a bloody clue...how to deal with the world we live in.....they are living in a fantasy world full of corruption.

    I remember the day this incident happened and I was pissed the Indian gov't reacted such a way by giving in to terrorists demands. Our gov't and forces are incompetent...till we revamp the entire system.