The one person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings, is now out of prison.
Inderjit Singh Reyat was charged with perjury in 2006 lying during testimony at the trial into the bombing deaths of 331 people
Sentenced to nine years in prison, Reyat, is now out after a Parole Board of Canada decision states Reyat has been granted a statutory release from prison to a halfway house.
Under the law, offenders must be granted statutory release after they have served two thirds of their sentence.
Air India Flight 182, on it’s way to New Delhi from Montreal, exploded mid-air off the coast of Ireland on June 23, 1985, killing all on board.
A second bomb went off at Japan’s Narita International Airport, near Tokyo, killing two baggage handlers and injuring four others.
A 2010 federal commission found a series of errors by police and intelligence officers which allowed the attack to take place. RCMP says its investigation into the Air India bombing remains active and ongoing.
Reyat’s release has conditions, he must avoid certain persons, participating in political activities, not have any contact with the victim’s families, possess any components that could be used to build an explosive device or possess extremist propaganda.
He must also reside at a specified location, take part in counselling and report to his parole officer.