§ Sir JOHN JARDINE
asked the Under-Secretary for India whether he had any official knowledge as to when the inquiry instituted by the Government of India into the conduct of the police officials condemned by the High Court of Calcutta in the Midnapur appeal on the 1st June last was concluded; what was the nature of that report; and what steps the; Government of India had taken upon it?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The inquiry referred to in the question has been held, and the report was submitted on 6th November to the Government of Bengal. But certain civil suits, claiming large sums as damages for false charges and imprisonment, have now been brought against the district and police officers into whose conduct the inquiry was held. While these suits are before the courts it is impossible to publish the results of the inquiry, in which the same questions are dealt with as will now come before the civil courts for judicial decision.