Bhagat Singh’s Gun With Which He Shot John Saunder Found After 90 Years

Bhagat Singh’s gun with which he killed assistant police superintendent John Saunders has been found. John Saunders was shot by Bhagat Singh while he was leaving the District Police Headquarters in Lahore.

He was accompanied by Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar and Chandrashekhar Azad. All of them were members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA). They had come with the intention to kill superintendent of police James Scott. James Scott was the one who had ordered the police to lathi charge the people were protesting against the Simon Commission. Consequently, it caused the death of the nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai. Bhagat Singh mistaken John Saunders as James Scott and shot him.

It is being said that the gun was lost in a storeroom in CSWT museum. The pistol was on the public display for the very first time at  BSF’s Indore museum on Tuesday.

The majority of people didn’t know that the historic gun was on display. Their eyes grew big when they saw the legend on the glass case that holds the pistol.

 Bhagat Singh needs no introduction. We all have grown up hearing the tales of his bravery. Many few people are aware of the fact that Bhagat Singh was declared as the martyr in the official documents of the government in 2012. Despite his bravery and contribution in the Independence of our country, it took government more than 2 decades to take this step.
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Bhagat Singh was subsequently hanged to death on March 23, 1931.
It was the responsibility of Vijendra Singh the Assistant Commandant of the museum to ensure public display of Bhagat Singh’s gun. He told that he was very excited while displaying Bhagat Singh’s gun.

Custodian of the CSWT museum, assistant commandant Vijendra Singh, told the media person “We were surprised when we removed the black paint on the pistol.  And matched the serial number (168896) with our records last year. It was Bhagat Singh’s pistol,”

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