Sikh Leader Ripudaman Singh Murder: In the year 1985, about 331 people were killed in the Air India bombing. Ripudaman Singh Malik, a Sikh leader living in Canada, was also made an accused in this case. He was tried for a long time in Canada and was acquitted in 2005. In January this year, he wrote a letter praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sikh leader Ripudaman Singh Malik has been shot dead in Surrey, Canada. His name had cropped up in the 1985 Air India bombings. But later in 2005 he was acquitted in that case.
Sikh leader Ripudaman Singh Malik has been shot dead in Surrey, Canada. His name had cropped up in the 1985 Air India bombings. But later in 2005 he was acquitted in that case. Malik was found murdered in Vancouver on his way to work this morning. Businessman and Sikh leader Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was acquitted in the 1985 Air India bombing case, was shot dead in Vancouver, Canada. The incident happened at 9 am local time on Friday, when he was on his way to his office. Ripudaman Singh had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January this year. He wrote a letter expressing gratitude for the unprecedented steps taken by the Modi government for the Sikh community. It is being claimed that Malik was killed because of this.
Ripudaman Singh, a Canadian Sikh of Punjabi origin, was once accused of being Khalistani. In 1985, he was tried in Canada for a long time in connection with the Air India Kanishka bomb blast case. He was acquitted in the case in 2005. It is being told that Ripudaman Singh had founded the Khalsa Credit Union.
Talking about the incident, the sound of gunshots was heard at 9.30 am on Friday. Then Ripudaman Singh Malik was also hit by a bullet and he died on the spot. Some police officers tried to bring him to his senses by doing first aid, but bullets were fired from so close that it was impossible for Ripudaman to survive. A burning car was recovered from the spot.
Ripudaman Singh Malik was on the Indian Black List for a decade. He was given a single entry visa in 2020 and more recently a multiple visa in 2022. He recently made pilgrimage to Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab and Maharashtra in the month of May.
Why Ripudaman was killed is not yet clear and investigative agencies have started investigating the matter. For information, let us tell you that Ripudaman Singh Malik has always been in controversies. The biggest controversy of his life was the Air India bomb blast of 1985. 331 passengers lost their lives in that attack. That plane had left for Delhi from Canada. But the plane exploded in the sky over Irish airspace and 331 passengers lost their lives on the spot.
331 passengers died in the plane crash
On June 22, 1985, an Air India flight took off from Canada to Delhi. The plane exploded in the sky over Irish airspace, killing 331 passengers. Ripudaman Singh Malik, a Sikh leader living in Canada, was considered an accused in the case and was tried for a long time.
Air India’s Kanishka
plane was about 45 minutes away from London’s Heathrow airport at the time of the blast. All 307 passengers, including 22 crew members on board the aircraft, were killed. Most of the passengers were Canadian citizens of Indian origin. After the explosion, the plane broke into pieces and fell into the Atlantic Ocean. Examination of the bodies and medical check-up of some of the passengers revealed that they did not die of explosion but due to drowning in the sea. They were sitting in the part of the plane where they survived the blast.
After 20 years, the court acquitted
It was a terrorist incident and the names of many people had come to the fore. One of them was Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was addressed from Khalistani to many other names. For many years he was accused of being Khalistani. But then 20 years after that incident, the court acquitted him and his associates and they were found innocent.
A few days ago, Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi . A letter was written on his behalf to PM Modi, in which he openly praised the steps taken by the government for the Sikh community. At the same time, because the government had declared 26 December as Veer Children’s Day, this step was also praised by Ripudaman Singh Malik.
But now he has been shot dead. The reason is not yet clear, but because another Sikh has been murdered in Canada, the controversy has become bigger.
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