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Reyat's Plea: Statement of Facts


The Toronto Star, Feb. 11, 2003

"Text of the agreed statement of facts submitted in B.C. Supreme Court when Inderjit Singh Reyat pleaded guilty Feb. 10 to 329 counts of manslaughter in the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182:"
"In May and Jun. 1985, in the province of British Columbia, Mr. Reyat acquired various materials for the purpose of aiding others in the making of the explosive devices. Mr. Reyat was told and believed that the explosive devices would be transported to India in order to blow up property such as a car, a bridge or something 'heavy.' Although Mr. Reyat acquired materials for this purpose, he did not make or arm an explosive device, nor did he place an explosive device on an airplane, nor does he know who did or did not do so. At no time did Mr. Reyat intend by his actions to cause death to any person or believe that such consequences were likely to occur. However, unbeknownst to Mr. Reyat the items that he acquired were used by another person or persons to help make an explosive device that, on or about Jun. 23, 1985, destroyed Air India Flight 182, killing all 329 people on board."