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The Unwavering Journey of Thakur Roshan Singh

Roshan Singh, also known as Thakur Roshan Singh, was a prominent Indian revolutionary earlier sentenced in the Bareilly Goli Kand or Bareilly shooting case during the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1921 and 1922.

He became a member of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), which later became the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) in 1924 after he was released from Bareilly Central Jail. Even though Singh did not participate in the Kakori conspiracy, he was imprisoned. After the trial, he was given capital punishment of the death sentence by the British authorities of India.

Early Life of Roshan Singh

Roshan Singh was born on 22 January 1892 to parents Jangi Singh and Kaushalya Devi. He was born in a Thakur family of Navada village inShahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. During his initial years, he played various sports and was a good sharpshooter and wrestler.

Revolutionary Activities of Roshan Singh

Thakur Roshan Singh has been associated with the Arya Samaj of Shahjahanpur for a long time. When the British Government of India forced a ban on Indian National Congress Volunteer Corps in November 1921, independence activists opposed the authorities’ decision. Singh led the group of insistent volunteers from the Shahjahanpur district to the Bareilly region.

The British Indian Police began firing to end the procession. Roshan Singh and other protesters were arrested, and after the trial, he was sentenced to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment in the Central Jail of Bareilly.

After Roshan Singh was released from Bareilly jail, he met with Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil on the grounds of the Arya Samaj at Shahjahanpur. Singh instantly joined the newly established organization. He was given the responsibility of training shooting to the young members of the party. During that period, the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) tried hard to gather funds for their missions.

According to the suggestions of Thakur Roshan Singh, Ram Prasad Bismil devised a plan to steal money from the more affluent part of society through armed force and terror. On 25 December 1924, the house of Baldeo Prasad, a money lender, was raided by the revolutionaries of the Hindustan Republican Association under the leadership of Singh.

Thakur Roshan Singh was later arrested by the British Indian Police in the case of the Kakori train robbery, even though he did not participate in the incident. After the trial, Singh was sentenced to death for the murder of Mohan Lal.

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