The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday asked the Centre to list out steps it could take to bring back belongings of martyr Udham Singh from England.
The order came after the Punjab government told the high court that it would be appropriate if the Union government was asked to respond on the issue.
England had in 2004 declined the Government of India’s request for the belongings of the martyr.
The high court was hearing a petition filed by advocate HC Arora, wherein he had argued that in the past 12 years, there had been change in India’s relationship with England. Hence, fresh efforts were required to retrieve the martyr’s belongings.
England has maintained that a pistol, knife, and diary of the martyr were case property, which could not be returned. The matter would be taken up on October 24.