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ARUR SINGH

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ARUR SINGH (1890-1917), also known as Doctor Rur Singh, described in British government records as "a dangerous man," was born the son of Arjan Singh in 1890 at Sangval, a village in Jalandhar district of the Punjab. Working as a compounder in a veterinary hospital at Jalandhar, he came under the influence of Banta Singh of his own village who was a member of the Ghadr revolutionary party. Arur Singh resigned from the hospital and became a Ghadr activist. In collaboration with Banta Singh, he tampered with the railway lines and cut telephone wires near Suranasi railway station.

He learnt bomb making from Javand Singh, of Nangal Kalan. Soon warrants for Arur Singh *s arrest were issued. He worked underground for two and a half years, exhorting the people to rise against the alien government. During this period, he killed one government informer and seven policemen. On 2 November 1916, he went to meet a friend of his in Lahore Jail, where he was immediately recognized and apprehended. Tried in the Lahore Conspiracy Case III (1916), he was, on 4 January 1917, sentenced to death with forfeiture of property, and was hanged shortly thereafter. During his trial he refused to defend himself; rather he openly confessed to his revolutionary activity.

References :

1. Jagjit Singh, Ghacfar Parti Lahir. Delhi, 1979
2. Puri, Harish K., Ghadar Movement. Amritsar, 1983

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