Howrah Gang Case

Howrah Gang Case (India).

HC Deb 18 May 1911 vol 25 c2279W

Mr. O’GRADY asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India intend to do anything in the way of compensating the thirty-three men who were confined in gaol for close on six months, and then acquitted in the Howrah gang case, the trial showing that these men were arrested upon insufficient evidence?

Mr. MONTAGU The Secretary of State is not aware what are the intentions of the Government of India in this connection. He has not yet received a copy of the judgment, and cannot therefore offer an opinion in the matter; but perhaps I may remind my hon. Friend of the general proposition that evidence insufficient to justify conviction is not necessarily insufficient to justify arrest.


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