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September 18th, 2015, 02:08 PM
Those who are interested in knowing the historic role of freedom fighters in general and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in particular will be happy to note that 64 secret files containing 12,000 pages kept in Bengal Archives have been digitised and would be available to general public for reference to original reports. Read an extract of the news from Today's Times of India, link :http://go4g.airtel.in/nd/?pid=605628&rgn=def

The West Bengal government on Friday declassified 64 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The files were handed to the family members first and also kept on display in a police museum in Kolkata.

However, the files will be allowed for public viewing only by Monday. The documents are believed to be in over 12,000 pages.

"The files related to Netaji have been placed in the archives of Kolkata police museum. There are about 64 file that contain 12,744 pages. The entire files have been digitised and the original files have been kept in the police museum," Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purkayastha told the media here.

"It was quite a big task because in a short period of time we had to digitise entire files," he added.


September 18th, 2015, 02:11 PM
CD's of digitized form of 64 files relating to Netaji were distributed among public and to the family members of Netaji.

"I would like to congratulate Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for taking such a bold step by releasing Netaji's files," Netaji's grand nephew Chandra Bose was quoted as saying by ANI.

The secret files on Netaji may contain enough circumstantial evidence that he was alive till at least 1964, sources disclosed to the Times of India earlier.

An American intelligence report prepared in the early 1960s suggests that Netaji could have returned to India sometime in February 1964 19 years after it was claimed that he died in an air crash in Taihoku, Taiwan. Though Russia is not mentioned, Netaji researchers believe American intelligence units had learned about his imminent return from Russia via China. He would have been 67 years old at the time.

September 20th, 2015, 05:42 AM
The declassification of Netaji files by the Bengal government is revealing more puzzling gaps than it's solving old ones. It turns out that 12 files placed before the justice Mukherjee Commission between 2001 and 2005 were not declassified on Friday.

What's more, 13 files in the Kolkata Police archives, released on Friday, had not been sent to the commission, says a researcher who had deposed before the panel. "I am tallying the files that were sent to the Mukherjee Commission with those that have been declassified. Altogether, 61 files were sent to the panel. The government has now come out with 64 files. But several of them do not match. Among those that have not been declassified are reviews of revolutionary activities of 1941 and 1942 by the Intelligence Branch," said Jayanta Chowdhury.

Source acknowledged :http://go4g.airtel.in/nd/?pid=611257&wsf_iref=tbl4_home--HP-SPT-News

October 6th, 2015, 08:00 AM
Taking a cue from making classified files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, now the members of the family of late PM Lal Bahadur Shastri have also raised demand to de-classify all relevant information pertaining to the death of Shastriji.

These classified documents would not only unearth mist from the controversy on the issues being raised but it is hoped give a new source material to research scholars to study diverse topics of modern / contemporary history of India.

November 4th, 2015, 12:41 PM
P M Modi is going to Russia this month and it is reported that he will take up the issue of making files in Russian custody on Netaji public.

Hope, if this act succeeds, would further remove some of the mist on the last days of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.