Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Bhagat Singh Execution controversy

Those nonsensical Sanghis who are stupidly or mischievously trying to make 14th February 1931 as Bhagat Singh execution or sentence date-they should first check facts!
May be ABP channel at 8.30 pm focus on few of these facts!
Dateline-Lahore Conspiracy Case and Bhagat Singh execution orders-
1.Saunders assassination in Lahore-17th December 1928
2. Bhagat Singh arrest-8th April 1929 at Delhi Central assembly after bomb thrown
3.June 1929-Convicted in Delhi Bomb case-life sentence, sent to Punjab jails.
4.10th July 1929-brought on stretcher to Rai Sahib Kishan Das court for Lahore conspiracy case-being on hunger strike since 15th June
5. Hunger strike in Lahore jail till 4th October 1929.Two more hunger strikes of fifteen days each
6.Tribunal to hear Lahore conspiracy case through Lord Irwin ordinance 1st May 1930
7. Boycott of Tribunal by Bhagat Singh and comrades.
8.Tribunal Judgement-7th October 1930-to be hanged on 27th October.
9. Appeal to Privy Council-Bhagat Singh defense committee
10. Motilal Nehru before his death on 6th February makes it sure appeal in Privy Council taken seriously
11. 11th February 1931-Privy council 5 member board headed by Vicsconsin Dundedin hears the arguments of Bhagat Singh lawyer D.N Pritt and dismisses the appeal same day. Dinshaw Mulla Indian member of privy council board makes no protest or dissent
12. Gopi Chand Bhargav-Punjab Congress leader and later CM of Punjab, Lal Duni Chand, Amolak Ram Kapoor, Prannath Mehta. Asif Ali, Jeevan Lal Kapoor-later Supreme Court judge-Lawyers fighting Bhagat Singh case.
13. Last attempt-two petitions in Punjab High Court Lahore on 21st March after execution orders for 24th March issued.
14. Both petitions heard and dismissed by Lord Broadway and Justice Bhide on 23rd March at 3 pm.
15. 23rd March- Execution of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Lahore jail between 7 pm and 7.33 pm-12 hours before due date-24th March at morning
Source-The Trial of Bhagat Singh, Oxford University Press, New Delhi


I.M.Sharma said...

Read this:

Seal of the
Judicial Department
I HEREBY certify that the sentence of death passed on Bhagat Singh has been duly executed, and that the said Bhagat Singh was accordingly hanged by the neck till he was dead, at Lahore Central Jail on Monday, the 23rd day of March, 1931, at 7 p.m., that the body remained suspended for a full hour, and was not taken down until life was ascertained by a medical officer to be extinct; and that no accident, error or other misadventure occurred
Superintendent of the Jail
Sd. Illegible

I.M.Sharma said...

The first warrant of execution was dated 7 October 1930 - the day of judgment in the Lahore Conspiracy Case in which Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were sentenced to death and many other accused to life or other terms of imprisonment. The first death warrant reads as follows:

Section 381of the Criminal Procedure Code, Sections 8 and 11 of Ordinance No. III of 1930.
In the Court of the Lahore Conspiracy Case Tribunal, Lahore constituted under Ordinance No. III of 1930.
WHEREAS Bhagat Singh, son of Kishen Singh, resident of Khawasrian, Lahore, one of the prisoners in the Lahore Conspiracy Case, having been found guilty by us of offence under section 121 and section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and also under section 4 (b) of the Explosive Substances Act read with section 5 of that Act and with section 120-F of the Indian Penal Code at a trial commencing from the 5th May, 1930, and ending with the 7 October, 1930, is hereby sentenced to death.
This is to authorise and require you, the said Superintendent, to carry the said sentence into execution by causing the said BHAGAT SINGH to be hanged by the neck until he be dead at Lahore on the 17th day of October, 1930, and to return this warrant to the High Court with an endorsement certifying that the sentence has been executed.
Given under our hands and the seal of the Court this 7th day of October, 1930.
Seal of the Tribunal
Sd/- Member of the Tribunal
Sd/- Member of the Tribunal

This date seems to have been postponed from time to time due to appeals, etc. and finally the three were hanged on 23 March 1931 at 7 pm.