It’s been 31 years today since Air India flight 182 was brought down by a bomb off the Irish coast.
But the widower of one of the victims says he thinks it’s unlikely anyone will see justice for the deadliest terror attack in Canadian history.
The closest anyone has come is Inderjeet Singh Reyat, who in January was granted a statutory release from his sentence for perjury after his testimony during the 2004 Air India trial.
But Dr. Bal Gupta, Chair of the Air India Victims’ Families Association, says while he’s been told the investigation is continuing, he feels it’s not where it should be.
“That goes without saying, but after 31 years I think it would be kind of unwise of me to think that the culprits would be brought to justice.”
He says it feels like the case remains “open” in name only.
“I think the investigation was practically cold in ’95. People should think that terrorism is something that effects everybody. Nobody’s immune, it’s a question of being at the wrong time at the wrong place.”
“It can hit anybody.”
Gupta says he heard from the head of the investigation team this morning who told him they are still looking at some leads.
329 passengers and crew members were killed 280 were Canadian.
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