Rowalt Committee 1918
In 1918, Lord Chelmsford appointed a sedition committee with Justice Rowlatt, an English judge, as its president. The idea was to evaluate the political “terrorism” in India, especially in Punjab and Bengal. The committee was also identifying its links with the German government and the Bolsheviks of Russia. The Government was aware that the Indian revolutionaries are getting massive support and resources from the Germans.
This committee submitted its report in April 1918 and tried to make a comprehensive review of the militant nationalists. The committee could not establish the Bolsheviks, but substantiated the links with the Germans.