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Britain urged to declassify SC Bose-related documents

Bahadurjeet Singh, Hindustan Times  Rupnagar, January 24, 2014
First Published: 21:27 IST(24/1/2014) | Last Updated: 14:26 IST(25/1/2014)

Netaji Subhas Kranti Manch convener VP Saini has urged British Prime Minister David Cameron to declassify the top-secret documents related to the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army.


In a letter to Cameron, Saini said they were deeply concerned about the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose under mysterious circumstances after August 18, 1945, and a large number of people around the world, especially in India and South East Asia, do not accept the death of Netaji in the alleged air crash at Taihoku on August 18, 1945.

"We believe that the story of the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the alleged air crash at Taihoku in Taiwan is not true. In fact the government of Taiwan has denied the claim of any air crash at Taihoku during that month. The Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry, appointed by the government of India, to probe into the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, has also declared that he did not die in the plane crash and the ashes in the Japanese temple are not of Netaji," he said.

"We believe that there are many top-secret classified documents in the British archives, which can throw light on the ultimate fate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and also some unknown facts about the Indian National Army," he said.

Saini said the British government had a policy of declassifying top secret documents after a fixed period of time, perhaps 30 years. Some of these documents were declassified long back and published in the 'Transfer of Power', published by the British government and in some other publications. The declassified documents have already cleared some of the suspicions about the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

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