West Bengal government on Friday declassified 64 secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that will be declassified in Kolkata on Friday may contain enough circumstantial evidence that he was alive till at least 1964, say sources.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on September 18 tweeted as “Today is a historic day. Our govt has made all #NetajiFiles public. People have a right to know about the brave son of India”
Today is a historic day. Our govt has made all #NetajiFiles public. People have a right to know about the brave son of India
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 18, 2015
- The digitised version of the declassified 64 files were made available in a set of seven DVDs.
- The original files have been housed at the Calcutta Police Museum.
- The files comprise 12,744 pages and are available to researchers and scholars.
- They were handed over to descendants of Netaji and mediapersons by Kolkata Police Commissioner S.K. Purkayastha after a small ceremony at the museum.
An American report prepared in the mid 1960s recommends that Netaji could have came back to India at some point in February 1964 — 19 years after it was asserted that he kicked the bucket in an air crash in Taihoku, Taiwan. Despite the fact that Russia is not said, Netaji specialists trust American insight units had found out about his up and coming come back from Russia through China. He would have been 67 years of age at the time.
While history records that Bose, masked as a Sikh, was headed out by his nephew Sisir, the CIA report — declassified and distributed 50 years after the fact in the mid 1990s — states that five Sikhs had touched base at 38/2 Elgin Road and every one of the five had left in a wagon. One of them was Bose. In any case, there is no notice of a relative. Insight Bureau records contain names of guests to the Netaji home on that
On Friday, the museum was opened only for members of Netaji’s family and the media. The files will be open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis from Monday.