HC Deb 28 May 1857 vol 145 c931

asked the President of the Board of Control whether any investigations as to the practice of torture in Bombay and Bengal were instituted by Government in 1854, similar to those which led to the Madras Report of April, 1855, and whether the results of those investigations will be laid before Parliament.?


said, no commission had been issued in the cases of the two Presidencies alluded to by the noble Lord. The late Governor General the Marquess of Dalhousie had thought it better to act at once. The clauses in the penal code, which were now under consideration by the Legislative Council, would apply to all parts of India. The papers referring to the subject would be laid upon the table as soon as they were copied.