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Pak releases Bhagat Singh's case file for first time

Pak releases Bhagat Singhs case file for first time
Lahore: Eighty-seven years after revolutionary Bhagat Singh was hanged for the murder of a British police officer, Pakistan on Monday displayed some records of the legendary freedom fighter's case file including his execution certificate.
Singh, 23, was hanged by British rulers on March 23, 1931 in Lahore, after being tried under charges for hatching a conspiracy against the colonial government. The case was filed against Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru for allegedly killing British police officer John P Saunders. The Punjab Archives Department could not display the whole record of the case file of Singh as it was not reportedly 'fully prepared.'
"Today we exhibited some record of the case file of Bhagat Singh (at the tomb of Anarkali, Lahore). We will display more record, probably all files, related to this case tomorrow," an official of the department said.
"We will display more clippings of newspapers and other archives related to Indian independence movement tomorrow," the official said.
The decision to display the case record of Bhagat Singh and others was taken at a recent meeting of the Punjab government top bureaucrats headed by chief secretary Zahid Saeed. "The meeting decided that Bhagat Singh was the independence movement hero of both India and Pakistan. The people of the country have the right to know about his (Singh) and his comrades' great struggle to get freedom from the British Raj," the official said.
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