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Mystery unresolved: Was Bhagat Singh shot dead or hanged?

Operation Trojan Horse: Secret mission under which Bhagat Singh was allegedly shot deadNew Delhi: Published in 2005, a book named as 'Titled Some Hidden Facts: Martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh' has depicted some of the

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 23, 2015 18:08 IST ]
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mystery unresolved was bhagat singh shot dead or hanged

Operation Trojan Horse: Secret mission under which Bhagat Singh was allegedly shot dead

New Delhi: Published in 2005, a book named as 'Titled Some Hidden Facts: Martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh' has depicted some of the most hidden facts about Bhagat Singh's death.

The book carries the subtitle 'Secrets unfurled by an Intelligence Bureau Agent of British-India.

The book tries to answer some of the ‘hidden facts' related to the execution of the three freedom fighters including Bhagat Singh. The author has tried to bring light on mystery around the execution of sons of India i.e. why the hanging of the three martyrs took place at night; why the bodies were not handed over to the relatives, instead cremated without the mandatory postmortem; what was the place and nature of the ‘cremation'?

The chief source of the startling information is a man who was a British toady, in fact, a most trusted secret agent of the British government. This man called Dalip Singh Allahabadi had worked as a gardener at Anand Bhawan, Allahabad, and had later acquired the dubious distinction of slapping Jawaharlal Nehru when the latter was leading a demonstration against the Simon Commission.

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Kulwant Singh Kooner, the co-author of the present book, is the adopted godson of Allahabadi. The godson has worked out a book based on the notes taken by Allahabadi.

Here is the excerpt from the book that reveals the hidden facts about Bhagat Sing's death

Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev's death was marked under a conspiracy code-named Operation Trojan Horse.

The operation, in effect, facilitated the pacification of the British officers in general and the prospective in-laws of the late J P Saunders in particular.

On 8th March 1931, Bhagat Singh gave his consent to revolutionary Bejoy Kumar Sinha to file a mercy petition to the crown on his behalf after a prolong discussion between two friends, the same racial group of some English officers felt that their ambitions could not be fulfilled.  

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So they made a secret plan according to which they send a team of some British officers to Delhi and put up the pressure on then Governor General of India, Lord Irwin and thus getting his silent consent to carry on their plan named “Trojan Horse”.  

So, on 23rd March, 1931, the “Trojan Horse” plan was fully implemented and after a fake drama of execution the three young men were brought unconscious to a secret place in the Lahore Cantonment where they were shot dead by “the death squad”.  

To conceal the whole episode, the authorities had made arrangement for cremation at some secret place on the right bank of the Beas and the Sutlej convergence.  

On the other hand to divert the public attention, the authorities had made arrangement for another pyre at Hussainiwala.

They were also afraid of postmortem which would reveal the presence of bullets in the dead bodies and the same was the case with the ashes. By doing so, the Englishmen had fulfilled two jobs.  

One, to pacify the anger of the relatives of Saunders and on other hand they hoped to befool Indians who would pay tributes at the wrong place and would worship the wrong bodies remains.

This was the aim of ‘Operation Trojan Horse'- to deny a proper and glorious accolade from the people.  

The British were able to deny a glorious farewell by the people. All these facts are presented in a new book by Chaman Ahuja.

The book titled Some Hidden Facts: Martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh carries the subtitle “Secrets unfurled by an Intelligence Bureau Agent of British-India” is worth reading.

While one side this theory is said, the other story which is famous is that Bhagat Singh along with Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged.

 

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