August 12, 2022

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Suspect shot dead in Canada’s worst terror attack

Ribudaman Singh MalikA Canadian of Sikh descent has been acquitted after being charged in one of the worst terror attacks in history. CanadaAttack on aircraft Air India 329 people died in 1985 and he was assassinated this Thursday, his family said.

Malik, 75, was shot dead in the Canadian city Surreyin the west CountryRelatives of the deceased informed local media at around 9:30 a.m. local time (15:30 GMT).

The Canadian Mounted Police The report confirmed that one person died of gunshot wounds SurreyAlthough he did not identify the deceased.

Police sources described the killing as deliberate and said the vehicle used in the attack later caught fire.

Canadian police and the Secret Service have contacted Malik, an immigrant Canada In 1972, with the Babur Khalsa, a Sikh terrorist group, its goal was to create the Sikh state of Khalistan in the northwest. India.

Sikhism originated in the 15th century in the Punjab region, now controlled by India and Pakistan, and is considered the world’s fifth largest religion by number of practitioners, with approximately 25 million followers. Sikhs are considered an ethnic group in countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom.

Terrorist attack

Ribudaman Singh Malik Y Ajaib Singh Bakri They were accused by Canadian police of planting a bomb on Flight 182 Air IndiaIt connects Montreal and New Delhi with a stopover in London.

On June 23, 1985, the plane exploded over the Atlantic off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 passengers, including 86 children, mostly Canadians of Indian origin.

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In addition, another bomb was assigned to another plane Air India And hidden in a suitcase, it exploded at a Tokyo airport the same day, killing two Japanese workers.

Officials believe the attacks were in retaliation for the Indian Army’s 1984 attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar that killed hundreds of Sikhs.

In 2005, a Canadian court acquitted Malik and Bagri of all charges.

In 2003, Inderjit Singh Rayat He was sentenced to 24 years in prison for writing the bomb used against Flight 182.

In 2010, a jury found Rayat guilty of perjury after it was shown that Rayat had lied at least 20 times to protect two defendants during the trial of Malik and Bagri. (EFE)

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