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1981 Indian airlines plane hijacker found dead in Pakistan



NEW DELHI: Gajinder Singh, a wanted terrorist and fugitive hijacker of an Indian Airlines (IA) flight to Lahore in 1981, is learnt to have died in Pakistan. While the circumstances leading to his death are not clear, it is believed that he suffered a massive cardiac arrest.
Singh was placed on the list of 20 most-wanted terrorists in 2002. He was among the five terrorists who had hijacked an IA plane carrying 111 passengers and six crew members on September 29, 1981.They forced it to land in Lahore, demanding the release of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and several other Khalistani extremists.
Singh was also the co-founder of terrorist outfit Dal Khalsa and actively involved in anti-India activities till recently.





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