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Karnail Singh

South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

June 27, 2022

The name of Karnail Singh inscribed on the Homfraygunj Martyrs Memorial ‘Balidan Vedi’

Karnail Singh was a resident of Dundas Point of South Andaman. In 1942, he joined the Indian Independence League (IIL). He was arrested on 12 January 1944 and interned in the Cellular Jail. During his imprisonment, he received inhuman torture. On 30 January 1944, he was shot dead by the Japanese Firing Squad and buried in an ‘L’ shaped mass grave with 43 others at Homfraygunj in South Andaman. A memorial ‘Balidan Vedi’ has been erected in memory of them at the spot where they got martyrdom.