Year 1930 freedom struggle of India takes step up at Midnapur, Ainammanya, a non-violent, Law disobedience movement and
storms British Government. District Magistrate and British officers in a desperate attempt to suppress the moment resort to torturing and cutting hands of young.
A year later in 1931 Mr. Paddy district magistrate announces to teach lesson, to youth of Midnapore and never raise their hands against British Government, challenge was received and replied by Bengal volunteers, action squad of Bengal volunteers pledge to block British officers in the district magistrate post at Midnapore district and Paddy the terror was chosen as first target.
On 7 th April 1931. Paddy was on visit to educational fair at Midnapore Collegiate School, on the hunt are Bimal Dasgupta and Jyothi Jibon Ghosh sound a bullet and Paddy was dead, while no one dares to follow Bimal and Jyothi on the run, a small boy screams “Bimalda”……. rest of India goes silent. This very aggressive revenge inspires youth of Bengal to rise again against the British, frightened Government very soon appoints new district magistrate, Mr. Robert Douglas to suppress the struggle.
A year and 23 days later, on 30th April 1932,
Bhattacharya and Prabhakangsu Pal gunned down Robert Douglas in an intense security district board meeting. One of the two heroes of the movement from Bengal volunteers manages to escape, Pradoot Bhattacharya was caught in the standoff between police due to problem in his revolver, and he was jailed and hanged on 12 th January 1933 at Midnapore central jail.
Incident sends shock waves among British officers. No British officer was ready to take the charge of Midnapore. And none other then Mr. Bernard E J Burge volunteers to take the charge of magistrate post at Midnapur, Burge a very clever and alert officer never leaves his home, fences high security around his bungalow. Months pass by April, May, June, July and August Bernard fond for football games, relaxes his self-imposed imprisonment
On 2 nd September Burge decides to play football match at police grounds, this time it was Mrigan Dutta and Anath Bandhu Panja who played against Burge. Burge was shot dead in the game. Other three Bengal volunteers Ramkrishna Roy, Braja Kishor Chakraborty and Nirmal Jibon Ghosh was arrested in the connection of the conspiracy. Braja and Ramkrishna were held on death charges of Bernad, sentenced to death in 25 th October 1934 and Nirmal Jibon Ghosh on the next day 26 th October, Midnapur never had Magistrate till independence.