Two Sikhs Acquitted in Trail over Air India Bombing

March 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

On March 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "A Canadian judge has found two Canadian Sikhs not guilty over the bombing of an Air India jet almost 20 years ago. Flight 182 blew up in mid-air over the Atlantic Ocean off the Irish coast in 1985 while it was travelling from Canada to India, killing 329 people. The judge said the prosecution, which alleged the men were seeking to punish India for its crackdown on Sikhs, had failed to prove its case. There were credibility issues with the witnesses testifying against both men. The case has been one of the most complex and lengthy in Canadian history."