(CBC) The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombing has been released from a halfway house and is now free to live where he chooses, according to a new decision from the Parole Board of Canada.
Inderjit Singh Reyat is currently serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted of perjury in 2010 for repeatedly lying during his testimony at a trial into the bombing deaths of 331 people. The parole board says that resulted in his co-accused not being convicted in Canada's worst mass murder.
In January 2016, Reyat was given statutory release after serving two-thirds of his sentence and was expected to be closely monitored at a halfway house at an undisclosed location for another 18 months.
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"The fact that he is still holding back, it's absolutely ridiculous that the parole board will let him out," said André Gerolymatos, co-director of terrorism, risk and security studies at Simon Fraser University. "You have to wonder what the parole board is smoking."