fatally wounded in a police lathi- charge on 20 October 1928, while leadinga procession against the Simon Commission, and died on 17 November 1928. The revolutionaries planned to avenge Lalaji's death by killing thePolice Superintendent, Scott and the Deputy Superitendent of Police,Saunders who were responsible for the lathi charge leading to the death of Lalaji. Chandra Shekhar Azad, Shiv Ram Rajguru, Bhagat Singh and JaiGopal were deputed for the work. On 17 December 1928, while Saunderscame out of his office and started his motor- cycle, he was shot dead infront of the police headquarters at Lahore by Rajguru. Azad shot deadChannan Singh, a Head Constable, who wanted to chase the threerevolutionaries. All of them escaped through the D.A.V. College compound:The same night posters of the HSRA declaring "Saunders is dead. Lalaji isavenged" were put up throughout the city of Lahore. On 20 December,Rajguru left Lahore disguised as Bhagat Singh's servant, who travelled in afirst class compartment with the wife and the young son of therevolutionary Bhagawati Charan. He left Bhagat Singh at Lucknow andwent underground.Later Bhagat Singh was arrested in the Assembly Bomb Case and severalother revolutionaries were arrested with the help of approvers (Jai Gopal,Phanindra Nath and Hansraj Vohra). Rajguru was arrested at Poon on 30September 1929 and a revolver with fourteen cartridges was recoveredfrom a box where he was sleeping. The Government started a case againstsixteen persons (including Rajguru), known as the Lahore ConspiracyCase. Judgement was delivered on 7 October 1930, Sardar Bhagat Singh,Sukhdev and Rajguru were sentenced to death and the other accused wereawarded various terms of imprisonment. The whole nation was awakenedand the names of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev became as popular as that of Mahatma Gandhi. Meetings, processions and representationswere made for commutation of their death sentence. Mahatma Gandhi andthe leaders of the Indian National Congress attempted to save their lives,but they failed. An appeal to the Privy Council was alos rejected. Rajgurualong with his two comrades was hanged in the Lahore jail in the eveningof 23 March 1931 and their bodies were burnt under police supervision. Atthe time of his martyrdom, Rajguru was hardly twenty- three years of age.