The West Bengal Chief Minister also said that she had gone through some pages of the reports and it indicates that Netaji was alive even after 1945. There has been a mystery around Netaji and as a child I was curious to know the truth she said. Snooping on the family: The files that were de-classified today clearly suggest that the family of Netaji Bose was snooped upon. The files give an in-depth understanding of how nearly 14 Intelligence Bureau officials were deputed only to snoop on the family of Netaji Bose. The files suggest that even after independence there the family members were snooped upon. This point led to some angry reactions by the family who questioned the need for such extensive snooping. The state of West Bengal was under the rule of the Congress till 1967. Pressure on centre to de-classify files: Mamata put the ball in the Union Government’s court after she ordered the de-classification of the files. She said that if the centre has nothing to hide then why it is not de-classify the files. I have done my duty and now it is up to the centre to de-classify the 130 files. The Home Ministry at Delhi however maintained that it is under no pressure to de-classify the files. OneIndia News VIDEO : Natwar Singh says govt should declassify Netaji’s files cites Freedom of Information Act of UK
Netaji’s grand-nephew says his father was not Dawood, demands probe into alleged snooping
Kolkata: On a day when the West Bengal government declassified 64 files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose demanded a probe into the alleged spying by the then Indian government on great freedom fighter and his family.
Speaking to ‘NDTV’, Chandra Bose asserted that the declassified files indicate that the family was spied on by the then government after Netaji reportedly died in 1945 in a plane crash in Taiwan.
While asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe into the spying incident, the grand-nephew of Netaji said his father Amiya Nath Bose was not Dawood Ibrahim, then why snooping on his family members continued even after Independence.
Dubbing as “historic” the release of 64 files on Subhas Chandra Bose by the West Bengal government, his family also pushed for the declassification of files by the central government.
“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has done a great thing and now the Centre has no other option but to declassify the files it has,” Chandra Kumar Bose told the media.
The digitised version of the declassified 64 files were made available in a set of seven DVDs. The original files are housed at the Calcutta Police Museum. The files will be accessible to the public from Monday on a first-come-first-serve basis.
“The more important files that can unravel the mystery behind his disappearance are with the central government departments and the mystery can be solved only if those files are declassified,” Chandra Kumar Bose said.
Banerjee on September 11 announced her government’s decision to declassify 64 files on Bose, saying the mystery surrounding his disappearance needs to be put to rest.