ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Law and Power

Law and Power The British imperium which was formally established by the first trial was coming to its close by the time of the second trial. The INA trial of Capt Shahnawaz, Capt Sahgal and Lt Dhil- Jon in 1945 was held with scrupulous regard for procedure. The defence led by Bhulabhai Desat raised an issue of international law and challenged the jurisdiction of the tribunal over the Government of Azad Mind. Auchinleck as the Commander-in-Chief sensed the political pressures and confirmed the decision of the Court Martial but remitted the sentence of transportation.

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