HC Deb 05 July 1909 vol 7 cc810-1

asked whether the Government of India had adopted any definition of a political offence and whether it treated as such any offences defined and duly provided with an appropriate punishment in the Indian penal code?

The UNDER-SECRETARY for INDIA (the Master of Elibank)

The words "political offence" do not occur in any legal enactment in force in India. The courts have to deal with offences according to the definitions of the penal code and other special Acts constituting offences.