§ Sir J. D. REES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can give the House any information regarding attempts to derail trains in India during the current month?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
On the 2nd, 3rd and 6th April successive attempts were made unsuccessfully near Berhampore to derail trains on the Bengal-Nagpur railway by putting boulders on the line. On the 10th April a goods train on the East India railway was derailed near Kurja by the removal of a rail; no one was injured. On the 14th a mail train ran into boulders on the Eastern Bengal railway. No evidence has been obtained as to the identity or motives of the guilty persons. Such attempts I am informed are often attributable to quarrels in which gangmen are concerned.