§ 39. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has any information respecting the arrest of 933 Bishwanath Das, former Premier of Orissa; what is the charge against him; and when he is likely to be brought to trial?
§ Mr. Amery
I have seen a report in the Press that Bishwanath Das was arrested recently in connection with a speech made by him. I have no official information regarding the arrest which has, I presume, been effected by the Provincial Government in the discharge of its responsibilities for the maintenance of law and order.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Is my right hon. Friend making inquiries so that Members of the House may have information with regard to this incident?