§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that Fazal Ellahi Qurban was arrested under Regulation III of 1818, in August, 1930, after he had paid a visit to the Meerut conspiracy case prisoners for the purpose of assisting them in their defence; that Fazal Ellahi has now been for three years and eight months in prison without a trial; in what part of India is he in prison; what is the state of his health; and whether he will consider his release from gaol, seeing the length of time which he has already served without trial?
§ Sir S. HOARE
This man was arrested in Meerut on information being received that he was engaged in revolutionary activities, but was released when it was ascertained that he had come to visit the Meerut prisoners. He was subsequently arrested in the Punjab and detained under Regulation III of 1818, as a result of activities in that Province. The Government of India have recently decided to release him from gaol, but to restrict his movements to a definite area. I have no recent information as to his state of health.