Netaji Bose files: What to expect from the de-classification on Jan 23

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New Delhi, Jan 22: The process of de-classifying the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files with the union government will commence on Saturday, Jan 23 as assured by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

There is a lot that family members and researchers would expect from these files as it is expected that the mystery surrounding the death of Netaji will be solved to a great extent.

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Subhas Chandra Bose

Jan 23 is the birth anniversary of Netaji Bose and the government had specifically chosen this date to begin the process of de-classification.

The PM during an interaction with the family members of Bose in the month of October 2015 had assured that relevant files would be de-classified and the process would commence from Jan 23 onwards.

What can one expect from the files with the centre:

Anuj Dhar, a leading researcher on Bose who was part of the delegation that met the PM in Oct 2015 says that they are hopeful that the important files will be de-classified thus putting an end to the mystery.

"There are files in Russia as well and I say that government of India is aware of that."

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"We want each and every file to be de-classified. If all the documents are released and not a single one hidden, it will resolve the mystery relating to Netaji."

"The Centre's files will give a clear picture. Many people other Nehru will take a hit including those who are alive and are holding high positions," says Dhar.

The Centre has clear cut documents to prove that Netaji was alive after Aug 18, 1945.

Are any of the documents destroyed?

"I know when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, all the files were intact. After that if the Congress destroyed files, I do not know. However, I think if the Congress government wanted to destroy files then it would have been done long back," Anuj Dhar added.

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