Friday, 24 August 2012

Kripa Shankar Hajela

K. S. Hajela  was a devotee of Shri Nathji. Later, when he became the principal of the Law College at Jaipur, he took Shri Nathji to the College for a lecture to the students in March 1952. All the students and their teachers who heard Shri Nathji that day, marvelled at his brilliant logic and spiritual effulgence. Shri Hajela would often say about Shri Nathji: "There are some who enunciate that which is truth. But, whatever Shri Nathji says, becomes the truth!"
K. S. Hajela, Esq., M.A. (Lucknow), was a famous lawyer of Lucknow.  He also gave lectures at Law College of Lucknow University as a part time reader. He is most remembered in history as the defense lawyer in the Kakori conspiracy case. One of the main conspirator, Ashfaqulla Khan was detained in the Faizabad jail. A case was filed against him. His brother Riyasat Ulla Khan deployed Kripa Shankar Hajela, a senior advocate of repute at that time, to plea his case as a counsellor.  Mr Hajela fought the case till the very end but he could not save his life. The case of the Kakori conspiracy was concluded by awarding death sentence to four daredevils viz. Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, Rajendra Lahiri and Thakur Roshan Singh. The sixteen others were awarded the rigorous punishment varying from four years up to life sentence.
After India’s Independence Shri K. S. Hajela become the Advocate-General of Rajasthan. Later He become principle of Law College in Jaipur.

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