A few months after the British-era tunnel was found in the Delhi Assembly complex, now the workers have also got a hanging room on the spot.
The building, built-in 1912, after the country’s capital, was moved from Kolkata (then Calcutta) to Delhi and used for the Central Legislative Assembly between 1913 and 1926, was found when a worker was doing some repair work near the area. .
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had earlier told the media that the tunnel found earlier connects to the Red Fort. “There is no clarity on its history, but it was used by the British to avoid retaliation while moving the freedom fighters.”
After the building ceased to be used as an assembly, it was reportedly used as a court and was used by the British to test revolutionaries and freedom fighters here.
“The revolutionaries were brought here from the Red Fort through a tunnel,” Goyal told the news agency.
Goel said the prisoners were tried inside the hall and the culprits were hanged.
Goel said an employee found a relatively new wall while doing some repairs while working in the area. We knocked on it and it looked hollow inside. So we decided to tear down the wall and thus got the hanging room.
A team of archaeologists from the department will be called to inspect the site and help to give more information about the bricks, wood and other things found in the hanging room. The building is more than a century old but it is still not under the purview of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Goyal had earlier said that the tunnel found earlier would be renovated to pay tribute to the freedom fighters and would be opened for tourists. In the months where the assembly session will not open, tourists can visit the renovated historical place.