New Delhi: After the government of India decided to declassify the files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and make them accessible to the common man, the Modi government has made an announcement of releasing the third batch of the declassified files also. The files will be presented on May 27.
There are about 25 declassified files which will be made accessible to the public on Friday. Of the total batch of 25, there are about 7 PMO files from 1951-2000, 4 Home Ministry files from 2000-2008 and 14 files belonging to Ministry of External Affairs between 1968 and 1998.
As per reports, file number four from the Prime Minister Office had some torn and missing pages.
One of the files from the Ministry of External Affairs of 2001 mentions, "Netaji was not a war criminal".
The release of these files will further meet the continued public demand to declassify these files and this will also facilitate scholars to carry out further research on the doyen of the freedom movement.