Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Kakori train robbery

(also called the #KakoriConspiracy or Kakori Case) was a train robbery that took place in Number 8 Down Train travelling from Shahjahanpur to Lucknow at Kakori, on August 9 1925 during the Indian Independence Movement against the British.
The Conspiracy was conceived by Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan.The robbery plan was attended by Swaran Singh (uncle of Bhagat Singh), Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, RajendraLahiri, DurgaBhagavati Chandra Vohra (also known as DurgaBhabhi), Thakur Roshan Singh, SachindraBakshi, Chandrasekhar Azad, Vishnu SharanDublish, KeshabChakravarthy, BanwariLal, MukundiLal, SachindraNathSanyal, and Manmathnath Gupta.

It is believed that they looted that specific train because the train was supposed to carry the money-bags belonging to the British Government Treasury in the guard’s van.They looted only these bags while not a single Indian was looted. The main objective was to conduct an armed revolution against the British government