Almost 15 years after Kandahar hijack, a bill to award death penalty to hijackers and give the right to security forces to shoot down an aircraft which may be used as a missile is likely to be brought to Parliament soon.
Top JeM militant Nannu Mia alias Belal Mandol, who has reportedly admitted to have played a key role in the hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane in 1999 to Kandahar, has been arrested by Bangladesh police.
Brushing aside BJP`s dictat to its
leaders not to go public on goings-on in the party, its senior
leader Arun Shourie has sought to reopen the old wounds about
the Kandahar hijack episode involving L K Advani.