1981 Indian plane hijacker hiding in Pak

NEW DELHI, Sept 7:

Khalistani terrorist Gajinder Singh, who was involved in hijacking of the Indian Airlines plane in 1981, has now revealed his latest location to be Pakistan’s Punjab province.
This revelation was made as he published a photograph of himself posing in front of Gurudwara Shri Panja Sahib located in Hasan Abdal on his Facebook profile.
The terrorist was involved in the 1981 hijacking of the Indian Airlines Boeing-737 domestic passenger flight that was going from Delhi to Amritsar.
Gajinder Singh has recently posted two of his photographs respectively on September 1 and 5 in front of the said Gurudwara in Pakistan.
Terrorists hijacked the Indian Airlines aircraft headed to Amritsar in Punjab and forcibly diverted it to Lahore in September 1981. The Amritsar-bound plane had departed from Delhi. Five terrorists of Dal Khalsa hijacked and diverted it.
The terrorists were armed with hand grenades and daggers. The plane was carrying 111 passengers. Gajinder Singh was the leader of the hijackers.
Pakistan ran a trial in the case and sentenced the hijackers to life imprisonment. However, in October 1994, they were released from prison.
Gajinder Singh has been on India’s most wanted list since 2002. The Government has repeatedly made requests to Pakistan to deport Singh, but the neighbouring country kept denying that he lived in Pakistan.
Singh is also found to be involved in attempts to fanning the recent Khalistani narrative against cricketer Arshdeep Singh following India-Pakistan T20 match in the ongoing Asia Cup.
The terrorist wrote in Punjabi, “Arshdeep Singh, the Sikh player of the Indian cricket team, has been in a lot of discussions for two days. Arshdeep’s missed catch during India’s match against Pakistan, in which India lost, led to a campaign against him by Indian nationalists calling him a Khalistani.
The best answer to this Indian campaign is that we all say openly, ‘I am also Khalistani’ or ‘I am proud to be a Khalistani. How nice it would be if Arshdeep Singh and other Sikh sportsmen would openly say that they are proud to be Khalistani.”(PTI)