HC Deb 30 March 1909 vol 3 c169

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether his attention has been called to the language used by Mr. Morton, the Crown Prosecutor, in the Alipore bomb trial case respecting Mr. Charu Chander Dutt, of the Bombay Civil Service, in which the Crown Prosecutor accused Mr. Dutt, who is not before the court, of having been associated with the prisoners who were being tried on the charge of murder; and whether, in view of the fact that such statements are causing uneasiness in India, any steps will be taken by the Government to prevent a repetition of such language against innocent persons?


The Secretary of State has seen in the newspapers the report of a remark to the effect stated, but he has no official information on the subject. As at present advised, he sees no reason to think that any action on his part is called for.