HC Deb 05 May 1924 vol 173 c46W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he will state the number of British officers who have since November, 1921, been murdered in Baluchistan; how many of the culprits have been caught in each case; and whether any penalty has been inflicted on any of them?


Two British officers have been murdered, Captain Baker Jones in September, 1923, and Major Finnis in November, 1923. One of the two men supposed to have been concerned in the former case was arrested by the Afghan authorities and is understood to have been deported to Afghan Turkestan. In the case of Major Finnis two out of six tribesmen concerned have been captured, and sentenced after trial under tribal procedure to 14 years' imprisonment—the maximum penalty admissible.