According to a BC Court of Appeal ruling announced on Thursday, the man who confessed to have had made the bomb used to take down Air India Flight 182, Inderjit Singh Reyat, will not be allowed clemency for his perjury charges. The court was told that Mr. Reyat is convicted of making the bomb, which exploded while the Air India jet was in midair carrying passengers from Montreal to London in 1985. As a consequence, the incident cost lives of all 329 passengers on the flight while it just reached off the coast of Ireland.
Moreover, it was revealed that the bomb was placed on a flight that originated from Vancouver. Previously, Reyat had plead guilty to manslaughter in the case, after which he was charged with perjury for his testimony at the trials of two other accused. Reyat had requested the court to reduce his sentence, but the court said no.