It is clear that Shah Nawaz Khan and G D Khosla had
not looked hard at the testimonies of Col. Habibur Rahman
and the Japanese doctor, T Youshini, who supposedly saw Netaji
The fact, however, is that Col Rahman, Netaji's adjutant,
had made three depositions and thrice he had contradicted
himself on specific details. (He was twice interrogated
by the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (CSDIC)
of the Allied Intelligence and he had also appeared before
the Shah Nawaz Committee). Dr Youshini's version of events
also varied between three depositions he made on the subject.
Furthermore, there was no documentary evidence of a plane
crash having taken place at Taihoku on August 18, 1945.
Neither was the flight plan and take off chart found nor
was any record of the supposed air crash. Besides, the cremation
certificate said to be of Netaji, is strangely in the name
of Ichiro Okura, a "non-staff member of the Japanese
Armed Forces". The birthday of the deceased in the
certificate is given as April 9, 1900. Netaji was born on
January 23, 1897.