§ * MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can give the House any information regarding the attempt to assassinate Mr. Hume, public prosecutor, on the Eastern Bengal Railway, and the murder of Mr. Clough, district superintendent of police at Lyallpur.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BUCHANAN,) Perthshire, E.
A bomb was thrown at a train, in which Mr. Hume is stated to have been travelling, on the evening of 24th November. No damage was done. There is no clue to the perpetrator of the outrage. The Government of India reported that Mr. Clough's murder by a police sower was an act of private revenge and in no way due to political motives.