When the other train was out of sight,
they got busy again. The metallic sound of the
blows on the box began to echo as
before. The slit in the box became wide and the moneybags were taken out.
During this time all passengers remained quiet. Among them were British
officers who carried pistols with them. But they also remained quiet thinking
that a big gang of dacoits had attacked the train.
There was a newly married young man
in the men's compartment; his young bride was in the women's compartment.
So he was worried and put out his head. A revolutionary fired his pistol
and the young man died on the spot.
The revolutionaries did not notice
any thing. The safe lay open. They were busy taking out the moneybags bundling
them in rugs. Some of them walked towards Lucknow with the bundles on their
Just ten young men had done this difficult
job because of their courage, discipline, and patience, leadership and,
more than all, love of the country. They had written a
memorable chapter in the history of
India's fight for freedom. These revolutionaries
were: Ramaprasad Bismil, Rajendra
Lahiri, Thakur Roshan Singh, Sachindra Bakshi,
Chandra- sekhara Azad, Keshab Chakra-
varthy, Banwari Lal, Mukundi Lal, Man- mathnath Gupta and Ashfaqulla Khan.