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AIFB demands Parliament debate on Netaji report

The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) on Sunday demanded that the Government table the report of the Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry in Parliament.

india Updated: May 22, 2006 01:28 IST
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The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) on Sunday demanded that the Government table the report of the Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry in Parliament and let members of both Houses take a decision on the authenticity of the matter.

AIFB General Secretary Debabrata Biswas in a statement said the organisation would launch a nationwide campaign including demonstrations, public meetings, rallies and street corner meetings, from May 23 seeking that the Mukherjee Commission's report be accepted by the Government.

Biswas said the first hand information from the Taiwanese Government had made a "decisive difference "and helped the Mukherjee Commission arrive at the present conclusions.

The Shah Nawaz Inquiry Committee and the Khosla Commission, he alleged, had submitted their reports claiming that Netaji had died in an air crash "without making sufficient efforts to verify the authenticity of the evidence, witnesses and arguments placed before them".

None of the two panels had contacted the Taiwanese Government to have first hand information about the facts and records related to the air crash, and subsequent death of Netaji from injuries sustained in it, he said.

The Forward Bloc member further stated that the Government had "not cooperated" with the Mukherjee Commission and till the submission of its report did not make available many vital documents such as file number 12[26]56-P.M. And the official documentary records on the basis of which then Prime Minister Morarji Desai made a statement in Parliament.