9 Year Perjury Conviction of Inderjit Singh Reyat Upheld by B.C. Court of Appeal


Convicted Air India bomber Inderjit Singh Reyat was convicted of perjury in the B.C. Supreme Court in September, 2010 and was sentenced to nine (9) years in jail in January, 2011. Nine (9) years is the longest Canadian sentence ever imposed for this criminal act. The Criminal Code provides a maximum sentence of fourteen (14) years for this crime. Reyat appealed his 9-year sentence in February, 2011.

27 years ago, on June 23,1985,  Air India Flight 182 blew up at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 m), and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace.   329 passengers onboard Flight 182 all met their death as a result of the explosion.

Inderjit Singh Reyat was found to be the man who supplied the materials for the bomb.  He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2003 and was sentenced to 15 years for building

Air India Flight 182 Boeing 747-237B – the jet that blew up on June 23, 1985 killing 329 people.

the bombs that went off at Narita (that killed two baggage handlers at Narita Airport in Tokyo on June 23, 1985) and aboard Flight 182.

He was found guilty of commiting perjury during a 2003 trial. He was expected to truthfully testify for the Crown, but was found to have lied throughout his three (3) days of testimony.

He was criminally charged with perjury and was subsequently convicted on September 19, 2010.

On January 07, 2011 he received a record nine (9) year sentence (Reyat received 17 months credit for time spent in pretrial custody, reducing his sentence to seven years and seven months) for the perjury conviction.

Today, July 19, 2012 the British Columbia Court of Appeal, dismissed Reyat’s appeal regarding his perjury conviction.

The B.C. Court of Appeal today threw out Inderjit Singh Reyat’s challenge of his perjury conviction.




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