Canada warns another prominent Sikh of possible murder plot

By Reuters
May 25, 2024
Members of the Sikh community protest the visit of India's prime minister Narendra Modi to the White House in June. — AFP/file

TORONTO: The son of Ripudaman Singh Malik, one of the men accused of having a role in the 1985 Air India bombing, has been officially warned by the national police service of Canada that his life could be under threat, CBC News reported.


Hardeep Malik, a businessman in Surrey, British Col­umbia, is the son of Ripudaman, who was acquitted in 2005 of mass murder and conspiracy charges related to a pair of bombings in 1985 that killed 331 people. He was gunned down outside his office in Surrey on July 14, 2022. Two men have since been charged with his murder.

The warning to the slain Sikh leader’s son Hardeep came as investigators probed possible Indian government links to Ripudaman Singh Malik’s 2022 killing.