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Barkatullah, Inspector. Inspector Barkatullah was created by Kaliprashanna Chattopadhyay and appeared in at least twelve stories from 1896 to 1903? beginning with “Bankaullar Daftor” (1896).

Inspector Barkatullah (a.k.a. “Bokaullah” a.k.a. “Bankahullah”) is a native Muslim police officer in Calcutta employed by British Police Commissioner Sir William Sleeman (1788-1856) to combat the Thugs. Ofttimes the Thugs are allies of Bengali rebels.

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