When Dr. Clarke filed a case of murder vs. MGA in 1897, he did so in the court of A.E. Martineau, who was the District Magistrate for the British Government in Amritsar. He read the testimonies of Abdul Hameed and Dr. Clarke and responded as follows in the below. We found this testimony in MGA’s book,. “kitab ul Barriya” (1897), in a Lahori-Ahmadi translation, pages 141-142. Since this case belonged to the Gurdaspur district, this case was immediately transferred to the Gurdaspur courts and the arrest warrant was withdrawn.
The statements of Abdul Hameed and Dr. Clarke indicate that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian incited Abdul Hameed to kill Dr. Clarke, resident of Amritsar. There are reasons to believe that the said Mirza Ghulam Ahmad will commit the said breach of peace or a cognizable act which will result in breach of peace in this District. It has been requested that he should be asked to give surety for maintenance of peace. Circumstances are such as make it necessary to issue warrant of his arrest under Section 114 of the Criminal Code. Consequently I issue the warrant for his arrest and direct him to appear here and explain why, under Section 107 of the Criminal Code, two separate sureties for maintenance of peace for one year be not taken from him,
a personal surety of twenty thousand Rupees and other of twenty thousand Rupees.
Signed: A.E. Martineau, District Magistrate, Amritsar.
1st August 1897.
I have stopped issuance of the warrant since the case is not in my jurisdiction. See Indian Law Report No. 11, Calcutta: 713, 12; Calcutta: 133 and 6; Allahabad: 26. Should be sent to District Magistrate Gurdaspur for action.
Signed: A.E. Martineau, District Magistrate. 7th August 1897
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