HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 c2616W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the number of raids that the dacoits have made upon peaceful neighbouring territory in each of the last three years, and the number of Indians who have been injured or carried off durng such raids; and whether any information is available as to the losses in property or life which they have sustained?


If the hon. Member will let me know exactly the information he desires, I will endeavour to obtain it for him. Dacoits are gang-robbers in British India who seldom kidnap. If the question relates to raids made by North-West Frontier tribesmen into British territory, it may be possible to give approximate figures for some recent years without great delay.

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