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FULL JUDGEMENT of Delhi’s Patiala House Court Acquitting Two Sikhs in 1981 Plane Hijacking Case

August 28, 2018 | By

New Delhi: A Delhi sessions court acquitted two Sikhs in the 1981 Indian Airlines plan hijacking case on Monday (Aug. 27).

Thirty-seven years ago, five Sikhs had hijacked an Indian Airlines plane with 111 passengers and six crew members en route New Delhi to Srinagar to protest against the arrest of Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. All the passengers and crew were accorded safety by the Sikh activists who had taken the plane to Pakistan.

Bhai Satnam Singh Addressing Media Persons

A sessions court in Delhi’s Patiala House court acquitted Bhai Satnam Singh Paunta Sahib and Tajender Pal Singh from charges of “waging war against the Indian state”. The two had already served a life sentence in Pakistan for the act of plane hijacking.

FULL JUDGEMENT of Delhi’s Patiala House Court Acquitting Two Sikhs in 1981 Plane Hijacking Case:

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