William Beynon, commanding the Sixteenth Division, expressed his entire approval
of the action of General Dyer at Amritsar, and stated that the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Michael O'Dwyer, also approved of it. Colonel Johnson, who was in command at Lahore, described the stern measures by which he restored order in the city. A number of rioters were flogged. The troops were not compelled to fire. " Sixty per cent. of the cause of the restoration of order at Lahore was due," he said, "to General Dyer's action at Amritsar." The civil Commissioner at Lahore declined to express an opinion on the Amritsar incident.