Princes Charles invited sex criminal Harbinder Singh Rana on the Royal Diamond Jubilee barge
DID you see Harbinder Singh Rana stood on the Royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, as it motored down the River Thames? He was Prince Charles’s guest. Harbinder Singh Rana is a convicted sex attacker. In August 1986, Rana was the vice president of the Internationan Sikh Youth Federation. He was convicted at Dudley of posing as a doctor to examine women internally.
The Mirror says this is a “security scare”, adding:
During his time on the barge, Rana came into close proximity with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Rana served four years for five counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and one of attempted assault. It is unlikely that he assaulted any of the Royal knobs on the boat.
The Mail adds:
The convicted sex attacker was at times during the 1,000 boat extravaganza just feet from the Queen herself.
Rana, a leading light of the Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail, tells the paper:
“The fact that the Prince of Wales invited me clearly shows what I have done for the community since then.”
Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, who sits on the Home Affairs select committee, is upset:
“It is an astonishing situation in terms of security. I’m flabbergasted…I would like to know who thought he was an appropriate guest for an event involving so many women.”
Odd that McCabe should think Singh is better suited to the company of men. Singh was accompanied by his 22-year-old daughter Kamalpreet. Singh’s wife had attended a garden party at Buckingham palace at the beginning of the Jubilee celebrations.
Singh tells the Times of India:
“As British Sikhs, it is important that we appreciate and add to the canvas of history that the sovereign represents. Responsible citizenship in a plural secular society is the call of the day and we need to respond to it with enthusiasm and dedication.”
A Clarence House spokeswoman responds:
“Harbinder Singh was asked to take part in the pageant as he is a leading member of the Sikh community and someone who has done a lot of charitable work. No, we did not know about his convictions.”
Anorak readers will recall how Prince Andrew dallied with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Like Charles, Andrew survived the experience unmolested.