Canadian police identify vehicle linked to murder of Ripudaman Singh Malik


Canadian police investigating the murder of Ripudaman Singh Malik, the man who was acquitted in the 1985 Air India terrorist bombing case, have identified the vehicle linked to the targeted killing.

On Friday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team released video of a white Honda CRV driving through the area shortly before 75-year-old Malik was found shot dead there, according to CBC News.

Ripudaman was shot Thursday morning in Surrey, in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Confirming the news, Jaspal Singh, Malik’s brother-in-law, told ANI, “We don’t know who killed Ripudaman. His younger sister is on her way to Canada.”

Malik was one of those accused of playing a crucial role in the bombing of Air India Flight 182 Kanishka.

A bomb exploded on Air India Flight 182 “Kanishka” from Canada off the coast of Ireland on June 23, 1985, killing 329 passengers and crew. This included more than 280 Canadian citizens, including 29 entire families and 86 children under the age of 12.

Ripudaman Malik was allegedly associated with Babbar Khalsa, a terrorist group responsible for numerous terrorist incidents in Punjab and was also a close associate of Talwinder Singh Parmar, the alleged mastermind of the Air India bombing.

Babbar Khalsa is an international terrorist organization and banned by several countries including the United States, Canada and India.

Malik and his co-defendant, Ajaib Singh Bagri, were acquitted in 2005 of mass murder and conspiracy charges. Notably, Malik spent four years in jail before his acquittal and later sought $9.2 million in legal fees, however, a BC judge denied his compensation claims.

The bombing of AI 182 remains the worst terrorist attack against Canada to date.

The majority of the victims were Canadians, and the bombing was the result of a conspiracy conceived, planned and executed in Canada.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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