Japan will declassify two files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose later this year. The island nation has five files related to the late Indian freedom fighter in its possession.
Rijiju said, “We are not in a position to say actually what had happened to Netaji.”
Bose delivering a speech in Tokyo in 1943. Twitter
The minister confirmed that Austria, Russia and the United States have conveyed to the Indian government that they do not have any file or document relating to Netaji. On the other hand the United Kingdom said that all 62 files under their possession were given to British Library and are available for public.
Netaji’s ashes are believed to be in Renkoji Temple. While previous commissions launched to probe Netaji’s death in Taihoku air crash on August 18, 1945 in Taiwan concluded that the INA founder died in the crash, the Mukherjee Commission said that the ashes in the temple were not Netaji’s but of another soldier who died that same year.
A Japanese newspaper clipping published on August 23, 1945 announcing the death of Netaji.
It was because of the Mukherjee Commission’s report that a renewed interest was triggered in Netaji’s alleged death.
Officials are transferring Gumnami Baba’s belongings to a museum after inspecting them and making a list. In the process, a lot of personal items directly connecting the reclusive Baba to Netaji has been found.
Bose with Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo in 1943. Wikimedia Commons
The government led by Prime Minister Modi has already declassified thousands of pages containing information on Netaji and opened them to the public.
Recently, Jawaharlal Nehru’s act of betrayal against Netaji surfaced with documents pointing at how India’s first PM allowed the spying on the family of Bose and shared info with British intelligence service MI5.
#HistoryOfNehruDynasty Documents reveal Nehru govt shared info on Netaji with Britain’s MI5 https://t.co/Bk5SO8y2eQ pic.twitter.com/sInHYmo1fd — Anuj Dhar (@anujdhar) April 25, 2016
#HistoryOfNehruDynasty Documents reveal Nehru govt shared info on Netaji with Britain’s MI5 https://t.co/Bk5SO8y2eQ pic.twitter.com/sInHYmo1fd
— Anuj Dhar (@anujdhar) April 25, 2016