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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎34r] (67/146)

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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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132. I CRSAS:
oferonce paragmv'l. 107 of Intolligonco
Summary Nc, 1C.
'i':i Bahrain Government is anxious about the
number of Persians who are attempting to enter Bahrain
without travel documents. Entry is usually effected
from smalj boats lying off shore- from which men swim
ashore. Ihc long coastline and numerous small islands off
the coast and the small force of policemen and passport
officials make it difficult for the Bahrain Government
to deal sic essfully with these tactics. New arrivals,
when challenged, are invariably able to produce witnesses
from amor: ' ena fide Persian residents of Bahrain who
testify the v, they were born in Bahrain or have been long
resident rere. More efficient check measures are under
cons id era .im*
133. ARMS TRAFr T c,
(i) Reference paragraph 113 of intelligence Summary
No. 10.
r k s matter was discussed in Qatar, and the
member sf the A1 Than! concerned is reported to be Nasir
bin Khali( • r na has been a recipient of an allowance for
a long tine oast from Shaikh Salman and who works in
co-operatro with Faleh bin Nasir bin Ahmad, a Qatari
whom the Shaikh will not permit ' : ~o leave Qatar. J Shaikh
Abdullah, of course, denies than the latter has any connect
ion with c ri s traffichh-ng. It is difficult to get at the
truth of h ■ reports received and link up the persons
mentioned uo it appears that Hussein Nam’ah again has
some conr c ion with the illicit movement of gms. He had
information of the whereabouts of the So A. A. stolen from
Bahrain i^. October 1945.
(ii) decently two consignments of arms have been
shipped u' 1* r manifests from Muke11ah via Muscat, and it
seems tha he consignments were destined for the Trucial
Coast. T- . arrival of the first consignment of 36 rifles
and 29,000 ounds of ammunition coincided with the arrival
of one Obrui bin Ghubash, who had been sent to Muscat by
the Ruler o Dubai to buy arms and ammunition, and the
second eo cegnment of 28 rifles and about 3,000 rounds of
ammunitio \ .poears to have been intended for the Rulers of
Sharjah acid R .s al Khaimah. The cases are under action
Re f erenc3 paragraph 111 of Intelligence Summarv
No. 10.
n the night of the 17th the murderer together
with a hadiual thief of the name of Hasan bin Midhish
escaped fro the Shaikh ! s prison. Search was immediately
made for thorn and the murderer was eventually found hiding
in one oi t’ e towers outside the town and arrested. The
thief sueu )ded in reaching Ajman and disappearing after
he had stu n from one of the houses there. The escapes
are due t .ollusion with the various guards concerned.
135. JUSTICE /

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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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