In the context of Colonial India, Shah Nawaz Khan, Prem Kumar Sehgal and Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon are remembered as
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2021 Prelims]
(a) Leaders of Swadeshi and Boycott Movement
(b) Members of the Interim Government in 1946
(c) Members of the Drafting Committee in the Constituent Assembly
(d) Officers of the Indian National Army
- Major General Shah Nawaz Khan, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, and Colonel Prem Kumar Sahgal, who were among the most senior officers of INA and close associates of Netaji, were tried in a court-martial by the British at Red Fort in 1945.
- They were sentenced to death but later had to be released due to widespread protests and unrest in India.
- Congress leader and the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, along with his party colleagues Bhulabhai Desai and barrister Tej Bahadur Sapru, took up the INA officers’ legal defence.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.