Poll | Have the declassified Netaji files deepened the mystery?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 19, 2015 13:58 IST
Files relating to Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are displayed at the Police Museum in Kolkata. The West Bengal government has declassified 64 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, which have been placed in the archives of the Kolkata police museum. (AFP PHOTO)

The West Bengal government declassified 64 closely-guarded files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at a low-key event at a police museum in Kolkata on Friday.

The firebrand freedom fighter may have survived a purported air crash in 1945 and his family was under widespread surveillance after Independence, the files indicated.

The 12,744-page dossier showed several people writing to members of Bose’s family saying they were told the freedom fighter was alive but experts said the documents — thrown open for public viewing at the Kolkata Police Museum — contained no conclusive proof.

Instead of clearing things up, have the declassified files muddled the mystery further?

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