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Startling disclosures pour out of overseas archives
After Shah Nawaz Khan confirmed the official Japanese account of Subhas Chandra Bose's death on August 18, 1945, G D Khosla in 1974 berated and mocked all who had wanted the Japanese account to be re-investigated.

But Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had to heed the insistent demands for a new inquiry. G D Khosla did not have to cope with the very difficult Parliament Indira Gandhi faced after the 1967 general elections which on the whole were bad for the Congress. Unlike Khosla, Mrs Gandhi could not be dismissive of the doubts being expressed in and out of Parliament.

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Loopholes galore in Netaji probe reports    
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 die.

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.

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