Today is a special day for all Indians. Declassification of Netaji files starts today. Will go to National Archives myself for the same.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2016
PM Modi declassifies Netaji files on his birth anniversary
By NewsX Bureau
| Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 21:09
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday declassified Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files at the National Archives of India on the occasion of Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary.
Modi released digital copies of some of the files in presence of family members of the late freedom fighter. File 2 of the declassified files contains material on disappearance and death of Bose. Letters signed by Nehru and a cabinet note proposing to bring remains from Japan to India were also released on the occasion.
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The declassification of files is expected to throw light on the mystery surrounding Netaji's disappearence 70 years ago.
PM Modi posted on twitter about his plan to declassify files at National archives of India earlier in the day.
Two commissions of inquiry had concluded that Netaji died in a plane crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945. However, a third commission of inquiry as well as some of his relatives have contested that theory.
The first lot of 33 files were declassified by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and handed over to the the National Archives in December last year.