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Air India Suspects under surveillance

The Story

This is a case without answers, an unsolvable mystery, says one of the main suspects in the Air India bombing. Two and a half years after the downing of Air India flight 182, no arrests have been made but suspects are under constant surveillance. The alleged masterminds of the Air India bombing, including Talwinder Singh Parmar, characterize the police proceedings as "unfortunate," while steadfastly maintaining their innocence. Meanwhile, in this CBC Radio report, families of the victims express their frustration and fear that the trail has run cold.

Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Feb. 7, 1988
Guest(s): John Askew, Kim Bolan, David Gibbons, Talwinder Singh Parmar, Manmohan Singh, Ajaib Singh Badri, Harjial Singh Johal, Rapudaman Singh Malik
Host: Linden MacIntyre
Interviewer: Carol Off
Duration: 15:23

Did You know?

• At the time of the Air India bombing in 1985, CSIS, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, was just under one year old.


• Talwinder Singh Parmar was killed on Oct. 15, 1992, in India during a police shootout.


• Sikhism was founded more than 500 years ago. The religion advocates devotion to God and preaches equality and honest living. It also condemns superstition.



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