The Patiala House court acquitted Satnam Singh and Tajinder Pal Singh who were accused of hijacking
an Indian Airlines Boeing 737.
Thirty years on, Tasnim said, there has been no successful hijacking
attempt in the country.
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Mustafa, who was produced at a court in Larnaca, was given an eight-day detention order over concerns that he would flee and the fact that he confessed to hijacking
in a voluntary statement to police, Judge Maria Loizou said at the hearing, according to (http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5a715edd568a4550be2e6b5c6bbdec3f/cyprus-court-orders-egyptian-hijack-suspect-held-8-days) the AP.
Also, Deputy Commander of Iran's Flight Security Guards announced in December 2012 that the country had thwarted 120 plane hijacking
attempts in the last 28 years.
Petrasanta cited the hijacking
incident last week in Bataan, Pampanga and bus robbery-holdup in Mabalacat City.
The source speculated that the hijacking
may be an attempt to pressure the government to release prisoners from Al-Arish.
The court also ordered confiscation of all arms and ammunition used in the hijacking
.Meanwhile, the court asked the Ministry of Justice to appoint lawyers to defend the ten pirates who were arrested in April last year by the UAE's Anti-Terrorist Special Forces in coordination with the US Fifth Fleet and freed the ship and rescued its crew.
Somali pirates behind similar vessel hijackings
usually operate in Indian Ocean waters, but in January, a 20,586-tonne Algerian-flagged bulk carrier was seized about 150 miles southeast of Salalah.
The committee, headed by CPI- M Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury, has however, asked if applying the death penalty clause to every hijacking
, even though no death occurs during the incident, would make the possibility of negotiations redundant.
The yacht was hijacked two days after a Somali pirate was sentenced to 33 years in prison by a New York court for the 2009 hijacking
of the Maersk Alabama.
This is especially true as the ship-owner took the initiative before arriving at the hijacking
scene to ask for protection of the ship by the International Alliance's fleet.