A British-era tunnel connecting Delhi Assembly to Red Fort has been found. The tunnel is said to be used by the colonial regime to ferry freedom fighters.
The mystifying tunnel was discovered at Delhi Legislative Assembly and according to the Speaker of the Assembly, Ram Niwas Goel, no further excavation of the tunnel would be carried out as metro projects and sewage work have pulled down the tunnel path. The mouth of the tunnel has been just unearthed.
Ram Niwas Goel explained, the current Delhi Assembly was earlier known as Central Legislative Assembly, when the Brothers had shifted the capital from Kolkata to Delhi in 1912 and subsequently used it as a court in 1926. Freedom fighters were brought to court through this tunnel by the Britishers to prevent retaliation.
The Speaker also expressed to open the gallows room present in the house to the public and intended to convert it into a shrine of freedom fighters.
India is observing the 75th year of its independence.