, Dosanjh accused Conservative Wai Young of elections violations for meeting with Ripudaman Singh Malik
before parents and teachers at a Khalsa School
run by a charity that Malik helps govern.
Dosanjh also said there was a larger question about Young's judgement, "hobnobbing with the likes of Mr. Malik
, who has admitted links to the Air India bombers."
, a Vancouver businessman, was acquitted of criminal charges in the 1985 bombings that killed 331 people with two separate bombs aimed at Air India.
Another man, Ajaib Singh Bagri, was also acquitted.
Evidence entered during the trial revealed Malik
provided financial assistance to the family of Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only man convicted in the bombing.
couldn't have been ignorant of Mr. Malik
is an instantly recognizable face to those who have followed the news in British Columbia over the last 25 years."
In a statement released late Friday Young strongly denied any involvement with Malik
"I was invited to visit the Khalsa School
by the school's principal, not Ripudaman Singh Malik
," Young said in the statement.
"Had I known he
would have been present or was involved with the school I never would have attended."
"No one involved with this school or Ripudaman Singh Malik
is involved in my campaign nor have I ever asked for his
The Conservative party also said Malik
was not involved in Young's campaign.