Her reports have led to critical breaks in the 1985 bombing of an Air India jet and a police investigation of a local independent school controlled by several suspects in the bombing. Since December 1997, Bolan has received death threats by mail, telephone and local Punjabi-language radio shows in conjunction with these stories. In February 1999, police received information that Bolan was on a hit list circulating among Sikh fundamentalists in Vancouver.
Under these circumstances, "it has been extremely difficult for my work to continue," she says. But Bolan's work does continue, although she is now under police supervision, and is escorted on assignment. Her sources are reporting that charges are soon to be filed in the Air India bombing and Bolan says she plans to cover the trials.