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Encyclopedia > Chittagong armoury raid

Chittagong armoury raid was an attempt to raid the armoury of police and auxilliary forces from the Chittagong armoury in Bangladesh, then a part of undivided British India, by revolutionary freedom fighters led by Surya Sen. Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chaṭṭagrām) is the major sea-port and second largest city of Bangladesh. ... British India (otherwise known as The British Raj) was a historical period during which most of the Indian subcontinent, or present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, were under the colonial authority of the British Empire (Undivided India). ... Revolutionary movement for Indian independence is often a less-highlighted aspect of Indian independence movement - the underground revolutionary factions. ... Indian Postage stamp on Surya Sen Surya Sen, a teacher by profession, was the chief architect of anti-British movement in Chittagong. ...

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The raiders

The raiders were members of revolutionary groups beleiving in armed uprisings for Indian independence.The leader was Masterda Surya Sen.Apart from Surya Sen , the group included Ganesh Ghosh, Lokenath Baul, Nirmal Sen, Ambika Chakraborty, Naresh Roy, Sasanka Datta, Ardhendu Dastidar, Harigopal Baul, Tarakeswar Dastidar, Ananta Singh, Jiban Ghoshal, Anand Gupta, Pritilata Waddedar and Kalpana Dutta. The Indian independence movement was a series of steps taken in the Indian subcontinent for independence from British colonial rule, beginning with the Rebellion of 1857. ... Indian Postage stamp on Surya Sen Surya Sen, a teacher by profession, was the chief architect of anti-British movement in Chittagong. ... Indian Postage stamp on Surya Sen Surya Sen, a teacher by profession, was the chief architect of anti-British movement in Chittagong. ... Pritilata Waddedar, Bengali Revolutionary Pritilata Waddedar was a anti-British revolutionary in Bangladesh (then part of Province of Bengal in pre-indepdence India). ...


The plan

Surya Sen prepared the strategy of capturing the two main armouries in Chittagong and then to destroy the telegraph and telephone office, to massacre members of the "Europeans Club", to capture gun shops and to disrupt railway lines. Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chaṭṭagrām) is the major sea-port and second largest city of Bangladesh. ...


The raid

As per plan, the armouries of the police and the Auxiliary Force were attacked and the revolutionaries were able to capture a sizable quantity of arms and ammunition on April 18, 1930. They fled and went underground. However, police were searching the team like anything. 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


After the raids

After a few days, the police traced some of the revolutionaries. The "terrorists" were surrounded by several thousand troops while taking shelter in Jalalabad hills on the outskirts of Chittagong. Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম, Chaṭṭagrām) is the major sea-port and second largest city of Bangladesh. ...


12 of the revolutionaries were killed in the ensuing gunfight. Some others escaped and a few of the rebels fled to Calcutta, while some rebels were arrested in Chittagong. This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ...


Many of the rebels managed to reorganize the broken group. On 24 September 1932, eight young rebels led by Pritilata Waddedar attacked the European Club. During 1930-32 , 22 officials and 220 non- officials were killed by the revolutionarists in seperate incidents. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Pritilata Waddedar, Bengali Revolutionary Pritilata Waddedar was a anti-British revolutionary in Bangladesh (then part of Province of Bengal in pre-indepdence India). ...


The armoury raid cases

The first armoury raid case concluded in January 1932 and the verdict was deportation for life for 12, three years' imprisonment for 2 and the rest of a total of 32 person under trial were acquitted. 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ...


Capture of Surya Sen

The Chittagong revolutionaries succumbed a fatal blow when Masterda Surya Sen was arrested on February 17, 1933 thanks to a tip-off from a traitor in the group.He was tried and was hanged on January 8, 1934. Indian Postage stamp on Surya Sen Surya Sen, a teacher by profession, was the chief architect of anti-British movement in Chittagong. ...



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