Saturday, September 8, 2012
Mystery of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's reported death, some hidden facts.. "The demand for declassification of all secret Netaji files must come from Bengal first," says writer of a new controversial book on Netaji mystery "India's biggest cover-up"...
In an interaction with “Ma Mati Manush-Blog” ( http://mamatimanushofwb.blogspot.com/ ), Anuj recalls that a strange thing happened in 2007 when he and his friends were in the middle of an RTI quest to seek release of over 200 secret records used by the Khosla Commission to support the official theory of Netaji's reported death in Taiwan at the close of WWII. The Ministry of Home Affairs was refusing to declassify them and the Information Commissioner A N Tiwari (later Chief Information Commissioner) was left with no option but to ask them point blank why it could not be done.
After a while, Tiwari, a former Secretary to the Government of India, received a letter from his friend, the then Home Secretary. The letter was marked "Secret" but Tiwari, says Dhar, could hardly conceal his sense of bafflement after going through it. “He told us that the Home Secretary was not in favour of the disclosure of the records because doing so would ‘may lead to a serious law and order problem in the country, especially in West Bengal’.”
“What is the meaning of all this?” Anuj Dhar asks.
The story claimed that “an Indian Ambassador was allowed to meet” Netaji in Russia “on the condition that he would not try to speak to him”. When the Ambassador wondered about what to do in case Netaji wished to speak to him, "he was told that it has been taken care of".
Dhar presses that Hindustan Times, where he was employed earlier, is a respected national daily, not a tabloid linked to Forward Bloc or RSS. “This report proves how deeply this issue is felt everywhere.”
"But when a well-known researcher contacted Mikhael Gorbachev, the former (USSR) premier evaded a direct answer, and is alleged to have said it was up to both governments (Russia and India) to solve the issue once and for all."
"A former head of the Foreign Security Service (the old KGB) has indicated to a prominent researcher that files in Russian archives do contain detailed information -- but the onus is on the Indian Government to show more interest."
E-edition for those outside India:
Note: This “Ma Mati Manush” blog firmly believe that mystery related to Netaji should be solved and personally I believe that Neheru-Gandhi family leaded Congress don’t want to allow public to know the real fact..