HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 c805W

asked the Under-secretary of State for India the Section of the Indian Penal Code under which Mr. Gandhi was arrested on 5th March?


Mr. Gandhi is to be prosecuted for abetment of an offence under Section 66 (11) of the Calcutta Police Act, namely, the unauthorised lighting of a bonfire in a public place. I have learned since last week that though Mr. Gandhi was not taken into custody, he was technically arrested at his residence in order to enable him to give recognisances.

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