The Air India Inquiry – May 31, 2007 (Part 2 of 5)

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The Air India Inquiry – May 31, 2007 (Part 2 of 5)

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

Witnesses: Rajesh Chopra, T. N. Kumar, Rodney Wallis

Rajesh Chopra (Air India), T. N. Kumar (the general manager of legal affairs, Air India), and Rodney Wallis (an international civil aviation security consultant) continue to testify as a panel before the Commission. Sandy Graham, Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada, cross-examines the panel. Mr. Graham asks Mr. Kumar to clarify previous comments concerning the PD4 explosives detection device and the alleged failure on the part of Canadian police officers to properly calibrate the device while testing it in the presence of Air India representatives. Mr. Graham insists that the representatives of Air India, and not the police officers, tested the unit; Mr. Kumar disputes the claim. Mr. Graham seeks further clarification in light of seemingly conflicting information provided by Mr. Kumar. Commission Counsel Brian Gover asks Mr. Kumar some brief follow-up questions about his knowledge of tests of the efficacy of the PD4 explosives detection device.