Bhagat Singh’s Gun to Be Displayed at BSF’s New Museum in Indore

The pistol was used by him to kill British officer John Saunders in 1928 for which he was executed in 1931.

The Border Security Force (BSF) is planning to put on display the pistol used by Bhagat Singh to kill British officer John Saunders in 1928, at its new arms museum in Indore.

At present, the historic semi-automatic .32-bore Colt-make pistol is on display at the old museum of the Central School of Weapon Central School of Weapons and Tactics (CSWT), in Indore.

Pankaj Goomar, BSF Inspector-GeneralWe are planning to display this pistol with special importance at the new arms museum, construction of which would be completed within a couple of months.

He said that besides the firearm, the life saga of the "Shaheed-e-Azam" would also be on the display.

The pistol was brought to the CSWT on 7 October 1969 along with seven other firearms from the Police Academy, based at Phillaur in Punjab.

The firearm could have been sent from Lahore to the Police Academy during the British rule, the IG said.

Pankaj Goomar An examination of the historic documents proved that this was the same pistol which was recovered from the possession of Bhagat Singh. It was established by the documents that this pistol was used for killing British police officer John Saunders.

Saunders was fatally shot on 17 December 1928 in Lahore, in what was described as the Lahore Conspiracy Case.

Bhagat Singh, along with fellow freedom fighters Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged to death on 23 March 1931 in the Lahore Central Jail.

(With inputs from PTI)