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Netaji issue to be raised in House: Kin

Subrata Bose, a Forward Bloc MP, said he would ''ask the Govt to make a clear statement before the nation".

india Updated: Jun 28, 2006 11:50 IST

The mystery surrounding Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death may be solved by 2020 when the British government is expected to release some classified documents, his kin said on Tuesday.

"The British government is bound by the Secrecy Act not to release some important documents related to Netaji for 75 years. Only by 2020 do we expect the truth to come out when Britain releases the documents," Subrata Bose, a Forward Bloc MP from West Bengal and the nephew of Netaji said.

Bose criticised New Delhi for failing to ascertain the circumstances of Netaji's death.

"For 60 years, the central government misled the nation by concealing the truth about the mysterious death of Netaji," he said.

The central government had earlier rejected the Mukherjee Commission's conclusion that Netaji had not died in an air crash in Taiwan in August 1945.

"In the coming monsoon session of Parliament we are going to raise the issue and ask the government to make a clear statement on Netaji's death before the nation."

Bose believes that Netaji did not die in a plane crash as claimed by the central government.

"The Taiwan government had already rejected the Indian government's theory related to Netaji's death saying that no plane crash had taken place in the country during August 15-18 in 1945," the Forward Bloc leader said.

Referring to the ashes that were kept preserved at the Renkoji temple in Japan, Bose said that they belonged to a Japanese soldier named Ichiro Okura who died of a heart ailment in August 19, 1945, in the Taiwan Hospital.

"The Mukherjee Commission's report has enough evidence to prove that Netaji reached Russia safely," he said.