Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim: IC-814 hijacker Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim shot down in Karachi; Report | India News
Zahoor was shot dead by two unidentified assailants at a furniture store in Akbar’s settlement in Karachi, according to reports. According to reports, Zahoor lived as Zahid Akhund and was the owner of Crescent Furniture.
According to CCTV footage, the two men on bicycles were seen scouting the area. The attackers used a face mask and helmet to hide their identity.
The assailants fired two bullets at Zahoor Ibrahim inside the store. However, TOI could not independently verify the information.
Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim, along with four others, hijacked IC 814 on December 24, 1999 while en route from Kathmandu, Nepal to New Delhi. Officials say Zahoor Ibrahim stabbed Indian passenger Rupin Katyal after he hijacked the flight.
Yusuf Azhar aka Mohammad Salim, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed and mastermind of IC-814 hijacking, was killed in Indian Air Force (IAF) air strike at Balakot camp of the outfit in February 2019.
According to intelligence officials, Yusuf Azhar was directly or indirectly linked to the Pathankot, Uri and Pulwama attacks.
According to multiple reports, Chief Jaish-e-Mohammed Masood Azhar’s brother Rauf Asgar attended Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim’s funeral procession in Karachi.