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...