He proved a determined and fearless worker, but was betrayed by one Javala Singh, pretending to be a sympathizer of the movement, and was arrested on 12 October 1923 at Miari Channu railway station, in Multan district. He was mercilessly tortured by police, yet he yielded no secret information to them. In the course of his trial in the sessions court, he refused to reply to any of the questions put to him. He however filed a written statement owning himself an active member of the Babar Akali Jatha.
The judge, J.K. Tapp, was inclined to be sympathetic because of his young age, but he had to record in his judgement : "This accused, young as lie is, appears to have established a record for himself second only to that of Santa Singh accused, as to the offences in which he has been concerned in connection with this conspiracy. He is implicated in the murders of Buta Lambardar, Labh Singh Mistri, Hazara Singh of Bahibalpur, Ralla and Dittu of Kaulgarh, Ata Muhammad Patwari, in the 2nd and 3rd attempts on Labh Singh of Dhada Fateh Singh, and in the murderous attack on Bishan Singh of Sandhara." Dalip Singh was awarded the extreme penalty of the law and hanged on 27 February 1926, at that time not more than 19 years old.
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