The Air India Inquiry – September 25, 2007 (Part 2 of 4)

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The Air India Inquiry – September 25, 2007 (Part 2 of 4)

Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182

Witnesses: Jim Cunningham, Rick Reynolds

Jim Cunningham (Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)) continues his testimony before the Commission, with Jacques Shore (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) conducting cross-examination. Testimony focuses on the RCMP’s interest in Lal Singh, Mr. Singh’s connection to Sikh extremism, and interest in Mr. Singh on the part of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Charleen Brenzall (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examines Mr. Cunningham. Ms. Brenzall asks about details of a 1992 in India with Mr. Singh, including the auspices under which he and other RCMP officers were in India to conduct the interview. Commission Counsel Anil Kapoor asks the witness some brief follow-up questions. Rick Reynolds (Director of the National Security Criminal Operations Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)) testifies under direct examination by Mr. Kapoor. Mr. Kapoor asks Mr. Reynolds about RCMP policies on national security criminal investigations and the RCMP’s responsibilities under the Security Offences Act. Mr. Reynolds also speaks about the sharing of information and intelligence between the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and foreign agencies. Commissioner John C. Major asks the witness about the RCMP’s use of information from countries notorious for torture.