§ 1. Mr. CECIL WILSON(for Mr. OLIVER)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the number of persons in prison for political offences in India; and the number of persons in prison who have not been brought to trial and against whom no charge will be made in that country?
§ Earl WINTERTON
There are 634 prisoners at present in Indian prisons convicted under the ordinary law for offences of a political nature, and there are 324 in prison, including 212 Moplahs, who have not been brought to trial and against whom no charge will be made in a court. A paper giving the details will be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the details:
§ Details of 634 prisoners convicted of offences of a political nature.
|Under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code.||13|
|Under Sections 121A and 124A||19|
|Under Section 124A||46|
|Under Sections 124A and 153A||58|
|Under Section 153A||2|
|Under Section 188||4|
|Under Section 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure||7|
|Under Section 108 of the Code of Criminal Procedure||9|
|Under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908||448*|
|Under Sections 121, 121A and 124A of the Indian Penal Code, on account of the Ghadr Conspiracy of 1915||28|
|* Of these, three in Burma and the rest in the Punjab.|
§ Details of prisoners not to be brought to trial.
|Under the Bengal Ordinance||60|
|Under Regulation III of 1818||30*|
|Under the Madras State Prisoners Regulation, 1819||213†|
|Under Section 21 of the Frontier Crimes Regulation||21‡|
|* Twenty-seven in Bengal, one in Assam and two on the North West Frontier.|
|† All but one are Moplahs concerned in forcible conversions during the Moplah Rebellion.|
|‡ All trans-border men.|