Mamata Banerjee was the Railway minister when the Kandahar hijacking case had taken place.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Sigh Surjewala claimed that Doval, who was then in the Intelligence Bureau, in his interview also saluted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) policy vis-a-vis terror.
Azhar, along with some other terrorists, was released by the Indian government in December 1999 in lieu of the release of over 150 hostages of the IC-814 Indian Airlines flight that was hijacked to Kandahar.
Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.PTI Photo
A metro train runs on a railway track amid low visibility due to a cloudy weather, during the winter season in Ghaziabad.PTI Photo
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Germany's Yvonne Li during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.AP/PTI
Traditional musicians perform during celebrations for the UAE 50th National Day, at the EXPO 2020 Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.AP/PTI
A thick layer of haze over city skyline on a cold winter day in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
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