§ 33. Sir Arnold Gridley
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Burma if he has any information to give about the attempted assassination of Mr. Butler on Saturday, 28th April, whilst returning from Dalla to Rangoon.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
I have received the following report. On 27th April, in Rangoon, an Indian named Majid Khan attempted to remove Mr. Butler's dispatch case from his car, but was interrupted by a Burman. Having gone on to Lewis Street jetty, Majid Khan was being questioned by Mr. Butler when he drew a revolver, held it at Mr. Butler's chest and pulled the trigger. Fortunately the weapon misfired. Majid Khan then 1606 dropped his weapon and jumped into the river. An unsuccessful attempt at rescue was made.