HC Deb 16 September 1886 vol 309 cc593-4
MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the Chief Justice of Madras in summing up the evidence in the Garstin-Dacoity case, animadverted in open court on the behaviour of the second and third members of the Madras Board of Revenue in taking down and publishing, extra officially, a statement made by a native lad to the effect that the principal collector and chief magistrate of the Madura district, a member of their own service, the Madras Covenanted Civil Service, was in the habit of taking bribes and had incited certain parties to commit a robbery and murderous assault on the Queen's highway; and, whether these two gentlemen have been called on to explain their conduct?


The Secre- tary of State has no official information on the subject, but he will cause inquiry to be made.