The Police Killings in Sai Baba’s Bedroom
Much has been written about the murders in Sathya Sai’s private apartments on June 6, 1993, involving cold-blooded police executions in his bedroom. Two of Sathya Sai Baba’s attendants, his valet Radhakrishnan and a young male servitor, were allegedly killed by five intruders in a knife struggle (though that the intruders killed anyone is contested from study of the official evidence by B. Premanand). Four intruders (armed with knives) were locked into Sai Baba’s bedroom apartment for hours and – after some hours and ashram and negotiations with the police – were gunned down inside Sai Baba’s rooms in a hail of dozens of bullets by the Puttaparthi police. Since there has been no court case whatever, many questions remain.
Cover-up of the police executions of June 6th, 1993
An investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI ) was begun because the Puttaparthi police investigation was patently untrue and proved to be concocted. Higher authority hindered the CBI investigation by re-posting the two chief officers in charge before they could officially deliver their findings. It was eventually quashed by government authorities, without any known results. That a major cover-up has taken place cannot therefore be reasonably denied, though Sai devotees like Mr. Chris Parnell of the Australian Sathya Sai Organization argue – against their own better knowledge – that it was all satisfactorily cleared up. This was a preposterous and despicable deception so as to try to save Sathya Sai Baba and to dupe devotees into keeping faith with him!
Fame for Sai Baba or notoriety?
Sathya Sai Baba has claimed that the killings in his bedroom would only increase his fame! However, since then he and his (untruthfully claimed up to 100 million) followers have – with a couple of exceptions – remained totally silent about this! That is remarkable! The murders are a strictly tabooed subject in the ashrams and members of the Sathya Sai Organization are forbidden to mention the event in public! At the same time, others have not been silent. One who has spoken forthrightly, in this case to the BBC was the Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, where Sai Baba lives, Mr. V.P.B. Nair, and in charge of the State police at the time.
Excerpt from BBC documentary, The Secret Swami (2004):
Tanya Datta: So are you suggesting that the police executed the boys that night?
VPB Nair: In absolute… this is absolute cold-blooded murder.
Tanya Datta: Some police officers were arrested but never charged. The case was eventually dropped. Sai Baba has always had a close relationship with the police. Even today, senior officers are special guests at the Ashram. With friends in such high places Sai Baba seems to be untouchable. Any attempt to investigate the goings-on at his Ashram – even, murder – appear doomed to failure. Critics say police connections ensured that Sai Baba wasn’t even interviewed, despite being one of the witnesses to the events of that night. Indian journalists were censored and their stories suppressed.
The above is part of the transcript of the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ sent worldwide by BBC World. (See ‘The Secret Swami’ here)
Increased positive fame for Sathya Sai Baba has not resulted, but increased ‘notoriety’ certainly has! So much for yet another of his so-called “infallible Divine Predictions”!