§ MR. WEIR
To ask the Secretary of State for India if he will cause inquiry to be made into the circumstances under which the Alipore Joint Magistrate recently imposed two months rigorous imprisonment and a fine of fifteen rupees on Husain Raza, a native tramway conductor, for alleged assault on Captain Ronayne on March 30th last, notwithstanding the fact that the conductor complained of serious maltreatment at the hands of the prosecutor.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I have read the judgment in the case as printed in the newspapers. The sentence on Husain Raza appears to have been two weeks, not two months, imprisonment. The Courts are open to anyone who considers himself aggrieved by the decision, and I do not see that any good purpose could be served by ordering an inquiry.