Mumbai: A local court on Wednesday acquitted
three persons charged with looting a bank and later
transferring a part of the booty for the hijack of Indian
Airlines flight IC-814 in December 1999.
Sessions court here acquitted Abdul Latif and
Bhopalman Yusuf Khan. Both the men were convicted and
sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in the hijack by
a CBI court in Delhi in 2008.
Besides, the court also acquitted one Mushtaq Ahmed.
According to the prosecution, on October 6, 1999, the
three robbed Maharashtra State Co-operative bank in suburban
Borivali and fled with Rs 7 lakh cash.
They were arrested on December 30, 1999 and police
claimed to have recovered around Rs 2 lakh from them. The
police also said that they recovered AK-56 rifles, hand
grenades and rocket launchers from their house in Jogeshwari.