HC Deb 04 August 1924 vol 176 cc2495-6
3. Sir C. YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he can give any information regarding the document signed President in Council, Red Bengal, posted on the walls of public buildings in Calcutta and also sent by post to the police officers, judges of the High Court, and others in Calcutta, announcing a campaign of ruthless assassination of police officers and any others obstructing their comrades or helping the Government; and whether the authors have been traced and arrested or what has been done in the matter?


I have ascertained that the facts reported in the Press as to the circulation of this document, and its terms, are substantially correct. The Bengal Government have declared all copies of the leaflet to be forfeited under the Code of Criminal Procedure, and every effort is being made to trace the offenders. So far as I am aware no arrests have yet been made.


Is there any hope that an arrest will be made? Is there anything going on in Calcutta to put an end to this state of things?


We are making an effort.

Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

Will the hon. Gentleman consult his noble Friend to find out whether it is possible to do anything to prevent this sort of thing occurring in the future?