A provocative look at one of Canada's biggest tragedies
On March 16, 2005, almost twenty years after one of the biggest mass murders in Canadian Aviation history, the Air-India Case concluded with a verdict that authors Zuhair Kashmeri and Brian McAndrew predicted sixteen years ago when Soft Target was first published: not guilty.
In this second edition, the two offer a detailed foreword that brings readers up-to-date with some startling new information surrounding the twin bombings on June 23, 1985 in the air over the Atlantic, and on the ground in Japan, which left 331 people dead. They offer key details from the trial of Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri that took place in a specially-built Vancouver courtroom, leads that were not followed up, and more details of India's intelligence service's clandestine interference in Canada. They explain how their own prediction that justice would not be found because of a botched investigation came true, and that only a public inquiry will offer closure to the families of the victims.
About the authors
ZUHAIR KASHMERI is an award-winning journalist and author. For more than a decade, he was a reporter for the Globe and Mail. He is an editor, writerand broadcaster and lives in Toronto.
BRIAN McANDREW lives in Toronto where he is the environment reporter for The Toronto Star. Originally from Niagara Falls, he has won several awards for his environmental coverage, including two from The Canadian Science Writers` Association.