KOLKATA: Keeping up the promise, the West Bengal government on Friday declassified 64 files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose ending the long wait of 67 years. The files were not only handed over to the family members in a digitalized form, but were also kept on display in a police museum in Kolkata. However, it would be made public for the people only by Monday.
According to the reports, the documents are stored in more than 12, 000 pages.
The confidential files on Netaji are expected to hold enough circumstantial evidence that he was alive at least till 1964, sources inform. NewsX has an exclusive access of 64 files that have been made public to the people.
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According to an American Intelligence report that was drafted in early 1960s, Netaji could have returned to India sometime in February 1964, 19 years after it was claimed that he died in an air crash in Taihoku, Taiwan.
Even though Russia is not mentioned in the report, Netaji researchers believe that America intelligence units had learned about his scheduled return from Russia via China. At that time, he would have been 67 years old.