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Ripudaman seeks compensation

Ripudaman Singh Malik has demanded compensation from the Canada Govt for his wrongful prosecution.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2005 16:16 IST

Millionaire businessman Ripudaman Singh Malik, one of the two men acquitted in the 1985 Air India bombings trial, has demanded compensation from the government for his wrongful prosecution.

In a letter written to the attorney general of British Columbia, Malik has asked the provincial government to pay him compensation for his arrest and prosecution.

According to the Vancouver Sun newspaper, Attorney General Wally Oppal confirmed that the letter from Malik was received, but added that, according to his ministry's legal experts, there was no merit in the demand.

Malik and the Kamloops-based mill worker Ajaib Singh Bagri were acquitted by the British Columbia Supreme Court in March of conspiracy and murder charges relating to the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland and a bombing at Tokyo's Narita airport in June 1985, which killed 331 people.

Meanwhile, former Ontario premier Bob Rae has officially taken over his new job as a one-man inquiry commission to inquire further into the deadliest terror attack in Canada's history.

First Published: Dec 02, 2005 20:15 IST