CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 24, 1985
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(Studio) Question of possible link between suspected midair explosion of Air-India plane and bombing of Tokyo airport from Canadian Pacific Air luggage rack noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Toronto, Canada) Contd. investigation of Air-India disaster off Irish coast and connection with Tokyo bombing examined; Sikh suspects Lal Singh and Dalbir Singh noted sought. Photos shown. [Toronto police Chief Jack MARKS - explains suspects' believed involvement.] Both CP Air and Air-India flights noted originating in Canada and listing Lal Singh or Dalbir Singh as passengers who never showed. Both fugitives said also sought by FBI for alleged plot to assassinate Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi during his recent United States visit. [Mercenary instructor Frank CAMPER - recalls training both Sikhs in terrorist tactics.] [Canadian transport min. Don MAZANKOWSKI - announces extended security measures on air travel.] Prime Min. Brian Mulroney's response to incidents mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Currier
(London, England) Status of search for victims and debris from Air-India examined; films shown. [Terrorism expert Paul WILKINSON - cites need for government intervention to protect against terrorism in airlines.] [Lufthansa security chief Jurgen LOOS - notes impossibility of examining all luggage.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft