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1985 Air India bomber Inderjit Singh Reyat released from Canadian prison

Inderjit Singh Reyat, The Only Person Ever To Be Convicted In The 1985 Air India Bombings, Was On Wednesday Released From A Canadian Prison. He Served Two Decades In Prison.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 28 Jan 2016, 12:33:42 AM


Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person ever to be convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings, was on Wednesday released from a Canadian prison. He served two decades in prison.

The statutory release of Reyat was confirmed by a spokesman for the Parole Board of Canada. Reyat served two-thirds of a nine-year sentence for his involvement in the attack.

A Sikh immigrant to Canada, Reyat was previously in jail for more than 15 years for making the bombs that were kept in two suitcases and planted on planes leaving Vancouver.

While one bomb blast took place in the Air India Flight 182 and killed 329 people aboard near the coast or Ireland, the second one exploded at Japan's Narita airport, killing two baggage handlers.

One bomb tore apart Air India Flight 182 as it neared the coast or Ireland, killing all 329 people aboard. The second exploded at Japan's Narita airport, killing two baggage handlers as they transferred cargo.

"If at any time, his parole officer feels there's a risk to the community he can return Mr. Reyat to prison," parole board spokesman Patrick Storey told AFP.

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First Published : 28 Jan 2016, 12:29:00 AM