Via the treaty of Alinagar 1757, Nawab Sirj-ud-daula granted permission to the British to __:
1. Fortify Calcutta
2. Mint their own coins
3. Duty Free trade in Bengal
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] 1, 2 & 3

The Treaty of Alinagar was signed on February 9, 1757 between Robert Clive of the British East India Company and the Nawab of Bengal, Mirza Muhammad Siraj Ud Daula. Based on the terms of the accord, the Nawab would recognize all the 1717 provisions of Mughal Emperor Farrukh Siyar’s firman. Moreover, all British goods that passed through Bengal would be exempt from duties. In other tenets of the agreement, the British would not be hindered from fortifying Calcutta, as well as mint coins in Calcutta. The signing of the treaty was one of the events leading up to the famous Battle of Plassey.

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