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By Anon on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 07:08 am: Edit Post

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I am researching a Scot who was tried in India in l924 on criminal charges arising from a purchase of expensive jewelry from Bombay merchants when the Scot was unable to pay when due. The charge was Fraud. The scot was acquitted, aided apparently by the fact that the jury was composed of half native Indians and half white Europeans. I have not been able to find out if this jury composition was a law at the time, or whether it resulted from political influence. The Scot was a personal friend of King George V who ruled at the time. Could someone advise me as to whether this was the law or custom at the time when Criminal defendants were British subjects?

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