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Mystery air india bombing: On June 23, 1985, Air India Flight 182 from Montreal to London, carrying luggage loaded in Vancouver, exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 240 kilometers off the coast of Ireland. All 329 people on board were killed- The $130-million Air India trial – the longest and most expensive proceedings in Canadian history – ended in 2005 with the acquittal of Ripudaman Singh Malik and co-accused Ajaib Singh Bagri.

95% SIKHs BELIEVE: "Killing of innocent people is not what Sikhism preaches."

  • Whatever be the reason. Killing of innocent people is not what Sikhism preaches. Infact our History has all been about caring and helping others. Even our ninth guru Shri Guru Teg Bahadur ji, gave his life for the sake of forced conversion of kashmiri pandit and non-muslims to Islam and there are many others examples like this of which we are proud of.
  • According to the reports the four were trying to avenge the assault of Indian government on Sikhs but as 95% Sikhs said whatever the reason this is not acceptable in any means.

......A.Gary Singh Grewal

 
UPDATED 2011

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Air India Verdict:

The Air India trial, including the nearly 20 year investigation leading up to it, is believed to be the most expensive case in Canadian legal history.On June 23, 1985, Air India Flight 182 from Montreal to London, carrying luggage loaded in Vancouver, exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 240 kilometers off the coast of Ireland. All 329 people on board were killed.

Fifty-four minutes earlier, a suitcase loaded in Vancouver onto Canadian Airlines Flight 003 exploded in the airport at Narita, Japan. The suitcase was being transferred to Air India Flight 301 to Bangkok and Delhi. Two baggage handlers were killed and four other persons injured.

Ripudaman Singh Malik, Ajaib Singh Bagri, and Inderjit Singh Reyat were arrested in relation to the bombings. In February 2003. Reyat pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The trial of Malik and Bagri continues in the Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

 

 

 



Inderjit Singh Reyat - admitted assisting with the construction of the bomb, but denied knowing its intended target. Jailed for five years in 2003


 Ripudaman Singh Malik
. Ripudaman Singh Malik - accused of financing the bomb plot.



Ajaib Singh Bagri - accused of transporting the bomb to Vancouver airport.



Talwinder Singh Parmar - the mastermind. He was killed by police in India in 1992