HC Deb 23 March 1914 vol 60 cc59-60W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the charge brought against Gangha Singh, who is now undergoing transportation for life, and the evidence in support of it, was practically the same as the charge and the evidence brought against Bachan Singh, who has now been acquitted; and whether, in view of the fact that this evidence has been discredited both by the Court of the Sitapur Sessions Judge, who acquitted Gangha Singh, and by the Judicial Commissioner of Oudh, who acquitted Bachan Singh, and that the sentence which Gangha Singh is now serving was passed upon him by a Court which did not hear the evidence, the Secretary of State will now advise the liberation of this man?


As I have already informed my hon. and learned Friend, the evidence was not the same in both cases. The discrepancies in the statements of witnesses in the case of Bachan applied to Bachan only, and not to the other three men. As regards the last part of the question, I have nothing to add to the answers given on the 17th February.