4th batch of 25 declassified files on Netaji released
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4th batch of 25 declassified files on Netaji released

nation Updated: May 28, 2016 07:18 IST

NEW DELHI: The fourth batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was released by NK Sinha, secretary, ministry of culture, on Friday.

The batch, released on the web portal www.netajipapers.gov., consists of five files from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), 4 from the ministry of home affairs (MHA), and 16 from ministry of external affairs (MEA) pertaining to the period between 1968 and 2008.

The first lot of 100 files relating to Netaji, after their preliminary conservation treatment and digitisation, were put in the public domain by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23, on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary of Netaji.

The second lot of 50 files and third lot of 25 files were released by minister of state for culture and tourism and civil aviation Mahesh Sharma, on March 29 and April 29, respectively.

Their release will meet the continued demand to access these files and also facilitate scholars to carry out research on the doyen of the freedom movement.

First Published: May 28, 2016 07:18 IST