§ Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Secretary of State for India if he has any further information with reference to the arrest of Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel and, in particular, under what Act or Regulation was Mr. Patel arrested, convicted, and imprisoned, and his condition of imprisonment enforced or varied; and what are the terms of the Sections under which action was taken in each instance?
§ Mr. BENN
Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel was sentenced under Section 71 of the Bombay District Police Act to three months' imprisonment and a fine of Rs.500 for attempting to make a speech in the Borsad Taluk of the Kaira District in defiance of an order passed by the District Magistrate under Section 42 of that Act. A copy of the Bombay District Police Act will be Found in the Library. The conditions of his imprisonment are governed by the Prison Rules in force in Bombay.