HC Deb 09 June 1904 vol 135 cc1211-2

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that on the death of Bapu Raghunath, Dewan of Dhar, his property was divided amongst his sons, and that because the portion belonging to one of the sons, viz., Ramchandra Rao, was confiscated in November, 1857, on account of his alleged complicity in the Mutiny, Krishna Rao Raghunath and Shanka Rao Bhagwant, who are the descendants of Ramchandra Rao's brothers, have been denied access to the property belonging to their fore- fathers; and will he consider the expediency of ordering some inquiry with a view to the restoration of this property to these claimants.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The facts of the case were stated in a reply to a Question of the hon. Member on the 12th May, 1902,† by the late Secretary of State. I agree with him in declining to interfere further with the discretion of the Native State in the matter.