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Arrested Constabulary Officers

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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36.

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will inquire on what charges Mr. Ashley Jones, Commandant of the special armed constabulary of Jubbulpore, Mr. F. Powell, his adjutant, Major Hooper and Major Hawkins were arrested on the orders of the Government of the Central Provinces in India; and what is the present position of these men.

The United Kingdom High Commissioner at New Delhi has made inquiries of the Government of India and is now waiting for their reply. When I receive his report I will write to the hon. Gentleman.