As a student of Yogi Bhajan and because of his extensive experience with investigations, early on in this process, Guru Terath Singh had deep concerns about how things were being handled with this “investigation”.
Guru Terath Singh served as the Chancellor for Sikh Dharma for over 30 years. As a New Mexico State Prosecutor for 25 years, he was involved in thousands of investigations regarding whether the State should take action against the licenses of health care professionals – doctors, dentists, psychologists, as well as CPAs, real estate agents, etc. He was also a Judge for the State Public Education Dept. for 20 years in cases whether charges were brought against licensed teachers and administrators. The stakes were very high. There was the need to protect the public from offenders and there was the possibility of stripping innocent people of their livelihoods after years of education, training and practice. These investigations had to be done fairly and right.
He was also one of the first lawyers in the United States to represent multiple victims of priest sex abuse and was involved in a Federal Court lawsuit against the Catholic Church in Catholic New Mexico in the 1990’s.
In contrast to Guru Terath’s experience, the AOB, at the time of their conducting this “investigation”, had done only two investigations, according to the communication from the CRT April 21, 2020.
Here is what Guru Terath Singh says about what he found out about “An Olive Branch” (AOB) who conducted the “investigation” into allegations against Yogi Bhajan, which produced their “AOB report”:
- In German: auf deutsch lesen
- In Italian: Visualizza questa dichiarazione in italiano
- In Spanish: Ver esta declaración en español
Having directed thousands of investigations as a New Mexico State Prosecutor for over 25 years, I was so impressed with AOB’s utter lack of professionalism and understanding of how to do a most basic investigation that I simply could not believe that they had ever been granted a required license to do investigations. So I checked. They are in Pittsburgh, and the State of Pennsylvania does require a license for anyone to do private investigations. What I discovered is that not only do they not have a license, they do not even have the minimum qualifications to apply for a license. In short, it is my opinion that what they are doing is illegal.
I do not know for sure what happened. But there are only 2 possibilities. The first is that our Leadership (sic) and their lawyers were not told by AOB when they were hired that they did not have a license and what they would be doing was against the law. Considering the enormous amount of money that they were going to make, it must have been easy for them to just shut up and not tell the Leadership and their lawyers that they did not have the required license and that the investigation would be illegal. The second is that they were told and the Leadership and lawyers just didn’t care that it was an illegal investigation.
I can only assume that at some point the Leadership and their attorneys became aware that AOB did not have a license and that the entire investigation was and is illegal. If there did come a time when they knew that the investigation was illegal, they then would have decided that they were so desperate to get a Report that they continued to direct and pay for this illegal investigation. Throughout history desperate people’s moral compass have been guided by the justification in their minds that the ends justify the means. But they never have, they never will and they do not here and now. If you have any doubt about this, ask CRT and the SSSC about their complicity in this illegal investigation. In their announced new age spirit of transparency, honesty and sharing, they need to tell you.
If the Report concludes that Yogi Bhajan was a sexual predator, because of how incompetent, unfair and unprofessional the investigation was, the conclusions will simply not be credible or reliable. If because of additional information that AOB may have received that has not been made public, the Report concludes that it cannot say that Yogi Bhajan was a sexual predator, because of how incompetent, unfair and unprofessional the investigation was, those conclusions will also not be credible or reliable.
Guru Terath Singh