TODAY THAT DAY : 04 FEBRUARY 1939


GANDHI ACCUSES POLICE


By Our Own Correspondent, BOMBAY FRIDAY


"Organised hooliganism" by police of the Indian Government's political agency is alleged to-day by Mr. Gandhi.


He says that civil resisters in the small State of Rajkot have been taken to distant places on the State boundry, stripped and beaten, and then left to make their way home.


He also says that Red Cross doctors and ambulance parties were prevented from attending those injured following a lathi (Stave) charge in Halenda village.


Mr. Gandhi holds that the British Resident in Rajkot is responsible for the present strained relations between State's ruler, the Thakore Sahib, and his people.


He appeals to the Viceroy to study the situation deeply.


To-day Mrs. Gandhi and Miss Maniben Patel, daughter of Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel were arrested in Rajkot. Both were taken by car to an unknown destination though it is regarded as probable that they are being escorted back to British India.


Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel, speaking in Bombay to-day, accused the British Government to setting up the Princes to fight Congress, while making pompous statements in the British Parliament about non-interference in the Prince's relations with their subjects.

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