24 November, 2020

Documenting A Crime

The investigating team says that Dara Singh was involved in Staines' murder, and that he was a Bajrang Dal member.

Documenting A Crime
Who killed Australian missionary Graham Stewart Staines and his two sons on January 22? What was the involvement of Dara Singh a.k.a. Rabinder Kumar Pal in the crime, and what were his political links? These and many other questions were probed by a special investigation team headed by IG Padman Singh. This team was set up by the Justice D.P. Wadhwa Commission probing the Staines' murder. The commission's 250-page report submitted to the home ministry on June 21 is based on the submissions before it as well as the report of the investigation team. Here are some key conclusions of the official investigators:

  • Dara Singh was directly involved in the killing of Graham Staines.
  • Dara Singh was an activist/supporter of the Bajrang Dal. His police record revealed that in seven previous cases he was linked to the Bajrang Dal and in four others he was linked to the bjp.
  • Staines was killed for conducting jungle camps where he preached Christianity among tribals who had already been converted and special invitees. Investigators found that he had not been personally involved...


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