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A member of Sikh organisation denies involvement in A-I bombing

May 14, 2003 13:06 IST
A member of a Sikh organisation has denied involvement in the bombing of an Air-India jet in 1985, which killed all 329 on board.

Sodhi Singh Sodhi testified that while he knew several people with alleged links to the bombing, he knew nothing about the plot to blow up the Kanishka flight.

The British Colombia Supreme Court hearing the case was told on Tuesday that Sodhi's telephone number was left as a contact when two plane tickets were purchased over phone from Canadian Pacific Airlines in June, 1985. Sodhi, a one-time member of the international Sikh Youth Federation, had also been identified as resembling the individual who paid for the tickets at the airline's Vancouver office.

However, Sodhi denied any involvement.

An explosives expert told the court on Monday that the screening system in Toronto that scanned hand-held baggages prior to the Kanishka tragedy was 'useless'.

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