Sikh leader Ripudaman Singh Malik killed in Canada
Ripudaman Singh Malik, a Canadian Sikh leader of Punjabi origin, was shot dead in Bangkok. The incident happened late Thursday night. He was going in his car when he was killed. On the way, the youths riding bikes ridiculed them with bullets leading to his on-spot death. The car was burnt to destroy the evidence. Let us tell you that, his name had been cropped up in the 1985 Air India bombings. Although, later in 2005 he was acquitted in that case which is yet unknown.
According to a Reuters report, police said that Ripudaman was shot from a close range and he died on the spot. The killers had arrived in a car and parked the vehicle at some distance and then rode on the bike. After committing the murder, the accused set the car on fire. At present, the reason for the murder is not known. Police are engaged in the investigation into the matter.
Let us also inform you that the Air India flight left Canada from Delhi on June 22, 1985. An explosion in Irish Airspace killed 331 passengers, including 22 crew members. Ripudaman Singh Malik, a Sikh leader living in Canada, was considered an accused in the case. He was found innocent 20 years after the incident and was acquitted in 2005.
According to Patrika, for a decade, Ripudaman Singh was a successful Canadian businessman as well as a representative of Sikh organizations. He was included in the Indian Black List for almost a decade. He got a single-entry visa in 2020. After this, multiple visas were given recently in 2022. Ripudaman had made a pilgrimage to Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, and Maharashtra in the month of May. Moving away from the ideology of Khalistan, he was awakening the Canadian fundamentalists toward the Indian government.