Should the files related to Netaji’s death be made public?
The family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and researchers have threatened to launch a mass movement if the files related to Bose are not declassified and made public. Alleging that the government of India has over 100 secret known and unknown files on Netaji, they have demanded to disclose them at the earliest.
Author and researcher Anuj Dhar had earlier made attempts to get copies of these files by filing applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. His appeals were turned down. On the death of Netaji, he has written a book "India's Biggest Cover-up" and has claimed that even spy agencies Research and Analysis Wing and Intelligence Bureau had scores of such files.
Quoting the Mukherjee Commission that had said that Netaji did not die in the plane crash, his niece, Chitra Ghosh, has raised several questions. She has urged people to foil the alleged attempt of the government in establishing the contrary. Many believe that Netaji died in a plane crash in Taiwan on Aug 18, 1945, and his ashes are preserved in the Renkoji temple in Tokyo. Netaji's nephew, D.N. Bose, has demanded that the documents should be made public.