§ 51. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will inquire into the 9W reasons for the arrest in September last of Mr. L. T. Pudaite, Third Secretary for the Indian Commission in Hong Kong, by the police without any charge being made against him and his subsequent release after examination without any apology being offered.
§ Mr. Foley
Mr. Pudaite, a Second Secretary of the Indian Commission in Hong Kong, by chance became involved in the investigation into a case of theft. He was not arrested and was innocent of any involvement in this theft. He was asked with others to submit to a search to establish the truth or otherwise of the charge. We are in touch with the Government of India about the case and regret that it ever happened.