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Seventh batch of Netaji files released: Was there an assassination attempt by the British?

Records in the latest batch of files deal mainly with the controversy surrounding the death of Netaji, a possibility of an assassination attempt, his cremation and correspondence with his family.

Written by Adrija Roychowdhury | New Delhi | Updated: August 31, 2016 11:31 am
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The 7th batch of the declassified files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was released on Tuesday afternoon. The batch contains 25 files pertaining to the Ministry of External Affairs.

In January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made available 100 declassified documents related to Netaji at the National Archives of India (NIA), to mark his birth anniversary. In the ensuing period, at least one batch of files have been released in the public domain every month. In all, 250 files have been made available on the internet till now.

Records in the latest batch of files deal mainly with the controversy surrounding the death of Netaji, a possibility of an assassination attempt, his cremation and correspondence with his family.

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Some interesting documentation available in the current batch are as follows:

# Possibility of an assassination plot against Netaji

An Irish historian had revealed that the British intelligence agency had plotted an assassination against Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The Special Operation Committee (SOE) of the British intelligence agency was intimidated by the prospect of Netaji advancing towards the far East, and had directed their agents in Istanbul and Cairo to capture and assassinate Bose. However, since Bose reached Germany through Moscow, the plot had failed.

# Officials of the Indian Embassy in Japan had been trying to get hold of Netaji’s ashes for a DNA testing

The Indian Embassy in Japan had been trying to acquire the mortal remains of Netaji that are currently stored in the Renkoji temple in Tokyo. The purpose is to verify the remains by conducting a DNA test in order to solve the puzzle surrounding his death. The Embassy’s repeated efforts had come across as deeply disturbing to the priest of the Renkoji temple and the family of Bose. Smt. Krishna Bose had written to the Indian Ambassador in Tokyo, letting him know of her disapproval of the inappropriate way in which the priest had been asked to remove the casket which purportedly contained the ashes of Netaji.

netaji pg 2 759 Snapshot of file related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (Source: netajipapers.gov.in)

# West Bengal Assembly had directed the centre to set up a commission to investigate the funds left by Bose and the Azad Hind Fauj

In 1953 the West Bengal Legislative Assembly had passed a resolution, asking the centre to investigate the property left by Bose and the Azad Hind Fauj. It was realised that some property belonging to the former INA was handed over to the India Independence League at Tokyo and was later brought to India. Apart from the property that was brought down to India, there were some funds of the India Independence League in Singapore as well.

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  1. asit guin
    Aug 12, 2017 at 10:04 am
    Declassification of all Netaji files may prove that J PAN AND BRIT JOINTLY PLAYED A FOUL GAME WITH NET JI In WW-I, J pan was a Briti$ ally. Before WW-II, J pan-US trade war and political war started this led to actual US-J PAN war. So Briti$ became an enemy to J pan by diplomatic manipulation as US-Briti$ alliance was there. After WW-II, J pan revived their old link with Briti$. J pan and Brit spies were well linked before WW-II. J PAN SPIES AGREED TO ELIMINATE NET JI. Motive was to appease Brit and purchase security for J pan royal family. So, J PAN HANDED OVER NET JI TO BRITI$ AND BRITI$ EXECUTED HIM IN SECRETE. False news of air crash was J pan fabrication. In any controversial case, liar is to be suspected. Net ji plan to start second independence war with USSR help was known to J pan. So, Brit and J pan spies developed a common minimum program against pro-SOCIALIST agenda of Net ji.
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      Ashok
      Aug 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm
      Now who will say He is alive
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      1. শৌনক বসু
        Aug 31, 2016 at 1:32 am
        Forward Block :-p
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          babu
          Aug 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm
          There is not a single freedom fighter who belongs to rss what a pity lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The best freedom fighter from bangal is NAWAB SERAJUD DAWALA NOT THE HITLER SPOON BOSE
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            pintu
            Aug 31, 2016 at 4:03 am
            tui akti kutta
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