§ Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to letters recently published purporting to be facsimiles of letters written by ministers of the Bengal Council, which letters indicate the existence of corruption and jobbery in connection with the affairs of the Bengal Council; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
I have seen an Indian newspaper containing what apparently purports to be a copy of a letter from an ex-Minister of the Bengal Government. Mr. Fuzlul Huq, to whom the authorship of the alleged letter is imputed, has, according to Press reports, stated in the Bengal Council that he never wrote any such letter, that the letter is not genuine, and that it purports to be addressed to a gentleman who does not exist.