PM Modi declassifies Netaji files on his birth anniversary
23 January 2016,
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.
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.