KATHMANDU, Nepal– A Nepali national, who was languishing in India for allegedly hijacking 1999 Indian plane, is likely to be freed on Friday, according to The Times of India.
Bhupal Man Damai alias Yusuf Nepali is likely to be freed Friday after the prison authorities received “no-objection” letter from jails of other states in India where cases against him were filed after his arrest in 1999.
The CBI had charged 10 people – seven Pakistani citizens, two Indians and one Nepali for their alleged role in hijacking Indian flight IC-814 to Kandahar in December 1999.
Two Indians and Nepali had been charged for providing logistical support to the main culprit, the portal further reports.
Damai is being released after the Punjab and Haryana high court had in February pronounced him innocent on grounds that the investigation agency failed to prove their “active participation” in the plot to hijack the plane.