HC Deb 25 June 1928 vol 219 c47W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Satis Chandra Pakrashi, a State prisoner under the Bengal Ordinance Act, who, after being detained under the Act for five years, was granted a month's leave to see his parents on their deathbed; whether he is aware that Satis Chandra Pakrashi was escorted from Yervada central prison (Bombay presidency) by an armed guard of the East Bengal Rifles who, on his arrival at his village guarded his house night and day; that, following protests being made by the prisoner and by the inhabitants of the village against the presence of this armed guard, the month's leave granted to Satis Chandra Pakrashi was abruptly curtailed to three days; and whether he will make inquiries as to the reasons of such action by the authorities?


I have no knowledge of these circumstances, but will make inquiries.