HC Deb 23 July 1907 vol 178 cc1346-7

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the case of Emperor v. Habil Sircar, in which the trying magistrate stated that the prosecution produced evidence showing that the accused read a notice to a crowd of Mussulmans at Dewanganj, and had told them that the Government and the Nawab of Dacca had passed orders that nobody would be punished for plundering and oppressing Hindus, and that soon after the Hindoo image of the goddess Kali was broken by the Mussulmans, and the shops of Hindu traders plundered; whether, as a result of his judgment in the case, the magistrate (a Mahomedan) was removed to another district; and, if so, will he give instructions for an investigation into this and cases of a like character that had occurred at Jamalpur and Mymensingh, and for the Report to be laid upon the Table of the House.


I have no official information on the subject, but I will inquire.