The Centre’s Narendra Modi government has finally conceded that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash in Taiwan on August, 18 1945.
Ending the 70-year-old mystery, the Modi government’s ministry of home affairs told an RTI request, “After considering the reports of Shahnawaz Committee, Justice GD Khosla Commission and Justice Mukherjee Commission of Enquiry, the Government has come to the conclusion that Netaji has died in plane crash in 1945.”
The RTI request was filed by one Sayak Sen in April this year. In his request, Sen also also asked the government information on rumours that said that Gumnamibaba or Bhagwanji, who lived in Uttar Pradesh till 1985 was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The MHA said, “Some information regarding Gumnami Baba and Bhagwanji is available in Mukherjee Commission report on page 114-122. This report is available in mha.nic.in.”
“Mukherjee Commission had come to the conclusion that Gumnami Baba/Bhagwanji was not Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Ministry of Home Affairs has declassified all available files (37) relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose,’ it said.
Congress supporters took to Twitter asking for an apology from both a section of pro-government media and the Modi government itself for falsely ‘maligning’ Jawaharlal Nehru.
That’s because a section of media had in April 2015 accused Nehru of snooping on Bose’s family for two decades.
The Intelligence Bureau files declassified recently had said Bose’s close relatives, including his two nephews, Sisir Kumar Bose and Amiya Nath Bose, sons of his brother Sarat Chandra Bose, were spied upon for 20 years between 1948 and 1968.
After implying Nehru ji snooped on Bose & had role in his death – Modi govt accepts Netaji died in 1945 crash BJP should apologise publicly
— Shehzad Poonawalla (@Shehzad_Ind) May 31, 2017
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) May 31, 2017