25 October, 2020

Elimination Rounds?

Again, Shades of the Sohrabuddin Case

Fotocorp (From Outlook 09 March 2015)
Elimination Rounds?

The Dara Singh Story

  • Dara Singh (right) was a petty criminal who is said to have run afoul of minister Rajendra Singh Rathore
  • Dara Singh was killed in an encounter with police. His widow sought a CBI inquiry into his death.
  • Case handed by SC to CBI. Many poli­ce­men, including two IPS officers, were arrested. But case has remained stalled; witnesses, including Dara Singh’s widow, have changed positions.
  • Rathore discharged. He is again a minister in the new BJP government.


When Outlook asked CBI lawyer Sarfaraz Haider how many of his witnesses had turned hostile, he said he could not tell: at every hearing in the Dara Singh fake encouter case, witnesses are resiling. At least 70 CBI witnesses...



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