Q. Consider the following statements regarding suppression of Thuggee:
1.The Thugs were robbers operating between Delhi and Agra from the fourteenth century.
2.Bentinck placed William Sleeman in charge of the operation to eliminate the Thuggee menace.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Thugs were robbers operating between Delhi and Agra from the fourteenth century.

  • They were bound together by oaths and ritual and murdered unsuspecting travellers in the name of the goddess Kali.
  • Bentinck placed William Sleeman in charge of the operation to eliminate the Thuggee menace.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT