Bhai Gajinder Singh and 4 others carried out the hijacking of an Indian Airlines Jetliner (Boeing 737). The plane was hijacked as a form of protest against the arrest of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale who had been accused of being involved in the murder of Jalandhar based Hindu newspaper owner Lala Jagat Narain.
They forced the plane to land in Lahore, Pakistan and demanded the release of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in addition to demanding the release of all persons who had been detained in connection with the movement, a ransom of 500,000 dollars and compensation of 100,000 Indian Rupees (Rs.) for the families of 18 Sikhs that had been killed on 20 September 1981, at Chowk Mehta after the arrest of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. A day after the hijacking Pakistani commandos arrested bhai gajinder singh even though no passengers where harmed or any damages were caused.
When indira gandhis associates hijacked a plane in june 1975 to protest against indiras removal from office due to charges of corruption they were all awarded seats in parliament and vip residential quarters once congress had regained power in 1980. Yet bhai gajinder singh is living in exile having served a life sentence. via Jagowale TV