Important files related to Bhagat Singh and his comrades' lie in oblivion in Lahore
Chandigarh, March 23: More than 160 files related to the trial of Bhagat Singh and his comrades' in the Lahore Conspiracy Case are lying in oblivion in Lahore.
According to Times of India report, the files titled 'Crown vs Sukh Dev, Lahore Conspiracy Case 1929-1931' are lying in lockers in the Punjab Archives in Lahore, Pakistan.
It is reported that no international scholar is allowed to access the files.
The report has quoted Amarjit Chandan, a London-based poet and independent researcher on Bhagat Singh who said he tried to access those files a number of times, but all his efforts were in vain. He said the files are of immense historical importance.
"I myself went to the Lahore Archives and there are many academics who have tried to access the files. I was shown just one file and my request was turned down to take a copy of the catalogue of the collection," he was quoted as saying in the report.
"Nobody had any knowledge of the papers until I went there and found out in December 2010 about these files. A high official there showed me one or two files, including the catalogue after much persuasion, but did not allow me to take copy or photograph the catalogue at least," Chandan further said.
Born in September 1907, Bhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.
Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were tried for killing British Superintendent of Police Saunders on December 17, 1928, and were awarded the death sentence.
They were hanged in the Central Jail at Lahore on March 23, 1931.