I was looking at the following well known picture (though I cannot lay my hands on a place or date when it was taken at present)
However, leaving aside the grim content my attention was taken by the four or five figures around the gallows. They appear to be wearing an identical uniform of loose tunic trousers and turban. I assume they are carrying swords although these may not have come out well and been added later with pencil or similar.
I wonder who they are, possibly a native police unit or irregular cavalry? Thoughts from the more knowledgeable would be welcome.
PS I am sorry, I am trying to attach the photo but all I can get to load is the link.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yWOt_LFByFA/U ... photos+(76).jpg