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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎24r] (47/146)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1946-31 Dec 1946. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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The Bahrain Government are concerned at the increase
in the consumption of liquor by non-perrnit holders and the
British police Detachment have been busy hunting out sources
of illicit supplyo
Their zeal, however, led to an unfortunate incident
on the night of the 8th when they attempted to arrest two
Indian soldiers of the D.IoDo in the act of selling an agent
a consignment of Army beer 0 one soldier was arrested and
taken to the Fort for inquiry and the other took to his
heels and was chased into the D.!«D. camp by two British
sergeants. The latter were surrounded by Indian soldiers
and a fracas ensued, one serjeant made his escape through
a skylight in the room where they were eventually confined
and telephoned Hr. Belgrave, Adviser to the Bahrain Govern
ment, who arrived on the scene to effect the rescue of the
other serjeant.
The Bahrain Government have complained to this
Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and the matter has been taken up with the Officer
Commanding Troops.
The British Police have arrested Dawood Menashi
Cohen and Anwar Menashi Cohen, two Jewish money changers,
and an Indian artisan while they were engaged in melting
down silver coins into bullion bars in the shop of the
latter. The police discovered in the shop a large number
of current Saudi Arabian and Indian rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. and old Persian
rials, a bar of rupee silver, and a melting pot full of
rupee silver mixed with silver thread. A search of the
Cohens' stags shop revealed 98 packets of gold thread,
sodium carbonate and other smelting material and a bottle
of what smelt like whiskey but proved on analysis to be
"about 30^ very crude fermenting spirit of alcohol. Not
99. TRUCIAL COAST A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. AFFAIRS .
(i) On the 3rd Shaikh Ahmad bin Rashid, Ruler of Umm
al Qaiwain, left for Abu Dhabi by car. On the 4th he came
to Sharjah. On the 5th he lunched with the Ruler of Sharjah
gxxtas and left for Umm al Qaiwain the same day.
(ii) On the 4th shaikh Mohammed bin Isa bin Salih al
Harthi of the Shariqiyah (Oman), arrived from India by*air
and stayed with the Ruler of Sharjah. On the 6th he visited
Dubai at the Ruler’s invitation. On the 9th he left for
Muscat in a car provided by the Ruler of Dubai and was
escorted as far as the Jebel Faiyeh by Shaikh Rashid, the
Ruler of Dubai's eldest son.
(ill) The following persons called on the political Agen '
during his stay in Sharjah.
On the 1st Mays Shaikh Said bin Maktum, O.B.Bo,
Ruler of Dubai, and his son Shaikh Rashid.
On the 2nd Mays Shaikh Sultan bin Salim,
Ruler of Has al Khaimah.

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the year 1946. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

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1 file (71 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 73; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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