Netaji murder mystery: Was Jawaharlal Nehru aware of conspiracy to kill Bose?

New Delhi, June 12: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who is known for his scathing attack on Congress has now revealed something which may create ripples in political circles.

In the latest salvo at Congress, BJP leader alleged that the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru was part of the conspiracy to kill Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.Though, Swamy directly blamed Soviet supremo Joseph Stalin for killing Bose in captivity in Siberia, apparently what intrigued BJP leader was that why Nehru didn't speak against the Russian Government's move when he was well aware of the whole planning.

Bose's murder mystery-Nehru’s connection

Participating in a Merchant Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised event in Kolkata, Swamy said that America had given it in writing to the Mukherjee Commission which probed Netaji's disappearance, that there was no record of any plane crash and no record of any charred body in any hospital in Taiwan.

"So this story (of death in air crash) is a bogus story," BJP leaders said while claiming that Netaji "was alive in 1947 and Nehru knew about it".

Extrovert BJP leader further said he would pursue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the files related to Netaji's murder mystery from government records.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a recent RTI reply accepted that there were 41 files related to Netaji, of which two had been declassified, but refused to disclose the others, arguing that the "disclosure would prejudicially affect relations with foreign countries".

"The mystery of Bose's disappearance must be solved and the files must be declassified. Because it was Bose's heroics that played a catalytic role in the British leaving India despite winning the world war," said Swamy.

A host of Netaji's descendants, enthusiasts and historians and organisations have been campaigning for declassification of secret files claimed to be in possession of various government departments.

Mukherjee Commission report denied Netaji's death in plane crash

Justice Manoj Mukherjee led Committee was appointed in 1999 to inquire into the controversy surrounding the death of Subhas Chandra Bose. The Committtee submitted its report in 2006 saying that Bose did not die in the alleged air crash of 1945. Calling for further investigation into the matter, the report did not comment on his alleged stay in Russia after 1945.

This was not the first committee formed to investigate the murder mystery. Two other committees Shah Nawaz Committee, Khosla Commission  were also formed by former Prime Ministers Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi respectively. The Khosla Commission created by the government of Indira Gandhi reported that all the documents relating to Subhas Chandra Bose were either missing or destroyed .

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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