Inquiries on CPAC - The Air India Inquiry – June 18, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)
Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182
Witnesses: Chandra Sankurathri, Henry Jensen
Chandra Sankurathri testifies about the death of his wife, son, and daughter in the bombing of Air India flight 182. He also speaks about the Manjari Sankurathri Memorial Foundation, which he started in 1989 in honour of his family; a school he started in India in memory of his daughter; and an ophthalmology care centre he started in India in memory of his son. Henry Jensen (former Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)) testifies under direct examination by Commission Counsel Anil Kapoor. Questions focus on the relationship between law enforcement and security services within the RCMP prior to the creation of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). Mr. Jensen describes the work of the RCMP’s security services branch and the effects of the creation of CSIS on RCMP’s law enforcement operations. Commissioner John C. Major also asks the witness brief questions.