Bishwanath Das (Arrest).

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 9th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has any information respecting the arrest of Bishwanath Das, former Premier of Orissa; what is the charge against him; and when he is likely to be brought to trial?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I have seen a report in the Press that Bishwanath Das was arrested recently in connection with a speech made by him. I have no official information regarding the arrest which has, I presume, been effected by the Provincial Government in the discharge of its responsibilities for the maintenance of law and order.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Is my right hon. Friend making inquiries so that Members of the House may have information with regard to this incident?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I prefer to enlist the hon. Member's consistent support for the principle of Indian self-government.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Is my Question inconsistent with such support?