Zahoor Mistry Killed In Karachi
On December 24, 1999 the hijacking of flight IC-814 took place by five terrorists. They belongs to the Pakistan based jihad group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. ‘Zahoor Mistry’ who was one of those five terrorists that hijacked the Indian Plane, has been shot dead in Karachi. As per the reports Mistry was living under the fake name ‘Zahid Akhund’ in Karachi’s Akhtar colony, and shot dead on March 1.
For many years Zahoor was living in Karachi’s Akhtar Colony. He was using the fake name as Zahid Akhund. He was also the owner of ‘Crescent Furniture’ store that was also in Akhtar colony. GEO Tv Pakistan’s media agency has reported the incident as the killing of a businessman in Karachi, as per News 9. According to the CCTV footage, two people were seen involved in the killing. They were riding the motorcycle in Akhtar Colony and entered the furniture warehouse in broad daylight to kill the target.
Details of the victim were revealed by the GEO TV, but the source in Pakistan media has confirmed the identity. They are sure that the person was Zahoor Mistry, killed in a recent incident. According to some sources, the media was asked not to report the detailed information for some strange reason.
Hijacking Of IC-814
IC-814 an Indian Airlines plane was hijacked on December 24, 1999 by five terrorists. They belongs to the Pakistan based jihad group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. Plane was hijacked from Nepal, but was supposed to reach Delhi. Before being taken to Afghanistan’s Kandahar the plane made several stops at Lahore, Amritsar and Dubai. Afghanistan’s Kandahar was under the control of the Taliban.
Plane was carrying 178 passengers & 11 crew members. They were made hostages by those five terrorists for the whole week. Hijacking came to end after India was forced to release the three major terrorists “Masood Azhar, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar.” Hijackers told India to release thirty five terrorists, including Maulana Masood Azhar. Plus they demanded US$ 200 mn in cash. The hostage situation ends on December 31, 1999 when India negotiated and released three terrorists.