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

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MAHARASHTRA COLLEGE TEACHERS-As Little and as Late as Possible

years is not a short period for completing the trial of Ananta Singh held on charges of criminal activities. Ananta Singh, of the Chittagong armoury raid case fame, is 73 years old. He was arrested on January 19, 1970, from his residence at Garia in the; southern part of Calcutta, in connection with various bank robberies in the city. The special Tribunal, set up to try him and his 32 associates, had already recorded the evidence of hundreds of witnesses and still, according to a prosecution source, many more are to be called up to tender evidence. Both in the police lock-up and in jail, Singh has been seriously ill on a number of occasions, necessitating treatment in hospital. The old man is going through the "due process of law'', as are thousands of others all over the country for whom there is no hope of speedy trial. Tims young girls and boys have come of age in prison; and young men and women have reached middle age, often in solitary confinement.

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