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.
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,”