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Dara happy, to move SC for acquittal

May 19, 2005 15:15 IST

Dara Singh, who received a reprieve on Thursday morning when the Orissa high court commuted the death sentence awarded to him in the Graham Staines murder case to life imprisonment, said he would approach the Supreme Court seeking acquittal.

"I am very happy at the outcome, but I will go to the Supreme Court for acquittal," Dara's lawyer Asit Otta quoted him as saying.

Complete Coverage: The Staines murder case

Dara is lodged at the Circle Jail in Baripada and he is facing trial in three other murder cases, including the killing of Catholic priest Arul Doss at Jamubani village of Mayurbhanj district.

Two other convicts in the Staines case, Umakanta Bhoi and Dipu alias Rajat Kumar Das, who were acquitted by the high court, are also in the Circle Jail.

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Baripada is my home now: Gladys Staines
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Sub: God Give a rebirth to DARA as STAINES

Justice is always available in the Court of GOD May God Give a rebirth to DARA as STAINES

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