HC Deb 03 December 1928 vol 223 c817

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he is in a position to state the nature of the offences which have caused six persons to be detained under Regulation 111 of 1818 without trial?


I have given the hon. Member this information in respect of two of the persons in my answer to his question of 23rd July. The same explanation applies to the third Sikh—named Santa Singh—who is under detention, except that he was not deported from Shanghai. His activities had been on the continent of Europe. As regards the fourth, the ex-Maharaja of Nabha, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made to the House on April 19th last. The other two persons detained are a Manipuri who was implicated in the Kuki rebellion of 1919, and the ex-Maharaja of Bharatpur who in a fit of passion killed one of his private servants.


Is there any reason why the persons referred to in the question cannot be brought to trial?


I have mentioned the reasons in a reply to a previous question on the point.

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