Inderjit Singh Reyat Appeals His Perjury Conviction
Inderjit Singh Reyat, the lone man convicted in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing case, has filed a petition challenging his conviction in Canada`s worst case of terrorism.
Toronto: Inderjit Singh Reyat, the lone man
convicted in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing case, has
filed a petition challenging his conviction in Canada`s worst
case of terrorism.
After spending 15 years in jail, Reyat was sentenced for
another nine years for lying nineteen times under oath to save
two other suspects Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri
during their trial in 2003.
Reyat, the admitted bomb maker, was supposed to testify at
the trial of Malik, the millionaire founder of the Surrey
Khalsa School and the Surrey-based Khalsa Credit Union, and
co-accused Bagri, a sawmill worker from Kamloops, the Province
Reyat who is seeking to have the verdict quashed and a
new trial ordered, in a appeal filed last week, claimed that
the trial judge made three erros in law, the paper said.
Kanishka flight 182 from Montreal to Delhi was blown off
near Ireland on June 23, 1985, killing all 329 people on
Within an hour, another bomb meant for another Air India
flight went off at Tokyo`s Narita airport, killing two baggage
handlers. Both the bombs were planted by Khalistani extremists
to avenge the India army action at the Golden Temple in 1984.