Netaji died in 1945 plane crash: Centre in RTI reply

“This is irresponsible move... How can the government conclude Netaji’s death without concrete evidence?’’ asked Netaji’s grandnephew and Bengal BJP vice president Chandra Bose.

Written by Ravik Bhattacharya | Kolkata | Updated: May 31, 2017 9:14 am
Netaji Subhas Bose, Subhas Bose death, Plane strike, RTI report, Indian express, India news, Latest news After considering the reports of Shahnawaz Committee, Justice G D Khosla Commission and Justice Mukherjee Commission of Enquiry, the Government has come to the conclusion that Netaji has died in plane crash in 1945.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in a plane crash in Taiwan in 1945, the Centre has concluded. “After considering the reports of Shahnawaz Committee, Justice G D Khosla Commission and Justice Mukherjee Commission of Enquiry, the Government has come to the conclusion that Netaji has died in plane crash in 1945,’’ the Union home ministry said in response to a query under the Right To Information Act on Tuesday.

“Some information regarding Gumnami Baba and Bhagwanji is available in Mukherjee Commission report on page 114-122. This report is available in mha.nic.in. Mukherjee Commission had come to the conclusion that Gumnami Baba/Bhagwanji was not Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Ministry of Home Affairs has declassified all available files (37) relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.’’

Netaji’s family expressed its displeasure over the response. “This is irresponsible move… How can the government conclude Netaji’s death without concrete evidence?’’ asked Netaji’s grandnephew and Bengal BJP vice president Chandra Bose. He called it “highly objectionable” and added that they will have to take the matter up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It is he who declassified files after 70 years. During our meeting, he promised us to take the investigations to its logical conclusion and solve the mystery.’’

Bose asked how can the government conclude such a thing when their discussion process is on with Modi. “The declassified files are to be scrutinised. The Mukherjee Commission was set up because the reports of other committees and commissions were not conclusive,’’ he said. “Mukherjee Commission clearly stated that Netaji did not die in the plane crash and went to China or Russia. Congress rejected the Mukherjee Commission report on political grounds.’’

Open Platform for Netaji spokesperson Sayak Sen, who had filed the RTI query in March, said that they are shocked. “Had the government reached a conclusion, then why this process of declassifying files to know what happened to Netaji,’’ said Sen. “We were fighting to know the truth because there is no conclusive evidence of his death in the plane crash.’’ The family will take out a rally in Kolkata on August 18 and in Delhi in October to press for more action. A majority of Netaji’s family members and a large section of researchers believe that he did not die in the crash.

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    Bijan Ghosh
    Jun 9, 2017 at 8:43 am
    Netaji Bose Issues relating to his death / disappearance is totally beyond the scope and jurisdiction of RTI , and this RTI application was not maintainable in Law - which ought to have been the reply by Ministry of Home Affairs. The reasons being - on this subject an Inquiry Commission under Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 was held - a report was submitted which was accepted by the Parliament , though subsequently on 28.08.1978, the then PM, Morarji Deshai said in Parliament that Khosla Commission Report can't be accepted. Mukherji Commission submitted report but Parliament has not accepted that Report. Instead of giving a reply which is not legal , that too in a sensitive matter in which the w nation is involved till date - the Center ought to have been said that no RTI application is maintainable on Netaji disappearance / death issue.
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      asit guin
      Jul 3, 2017 at 4:30 am
      Declassification of all Netaji files may prove that AND BRIT JOINTLY PLAYED A FOUL GAME WITH NET JI In WW-I, J pan was a Briti$ ally. Before WW-II, -US trade war and political war started this led to actual US- 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$. and Brit spies were well linked before WW-II. SPIES AGREED TO ELIMINATE NET JI. Motive was to appease Brit and purchase security for royal family. So, J PAN HANDED OVER NET JI TO BRITI$ AND BRITI$ EXECUTED HIM IN SECRETE
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        asit guin
        Jul 3, 2017 at 4:32 am
        . False news of air crash was 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 spies developed a common minimum program against pro-SOCIALIST agenda of Net ji. Why should imperialism agree to patronize emergence of independent India as a permanent communist ally? Is it not more logical to fulfill Briti$ condition and purchase favor? Why royal family was not tried as a war criminal? What is the mystery behind this favor?
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      Sourav Chatterjee
      Jun 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm
      Is there any problem for Ru Party in Centre to inspect perfectly the reality behind the mystery over Netaji Bose's fabricated death on 18th August, 1945 while there are many questions over this issue remained unanswered even Mukherjee commission did not approve the so called date of death and Hon'ble CM of West Bengal also suspected the death of Netaji by a mysterious air crash? How BJP government became confirmed? Mahatma hi also disallowed Indians to perform Shradh rituals of Netaji. The declaration of Netaji Bose's death is a proof of hiding a huge criminality of the then British and the Congress leaders and at the same time a new nexus has been formed by the present ru party in centre and the vested interests cover up a huge transactions at the cost of most resourceful leader in India Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Netaji's death is not the death of Netaji only. It will be the death of real history of India, without the revea of real history India cannot stand firm
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        asit guin
        Jul 3, 2017 at 4:39 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.
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          asit guin
          Jul 3, 2017 at 4:40 am
          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. Why should J pan imperialism agree to patronize emergence of independent India as a permanent communist ally? Is it not more logical to fulfill Briti$ condition and purchase favor? Why J pan royal family was not tried as a war criminal? What is the mystery behind this favor?
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        ARM
        May 31, 2017 at 10:13 pm
        Netaji's G son will be please to here this news. He was almost convince that some body colluded to kill Netaji were we were on the verge of getting Independence. Spy charge's, fake letters, Stalin imprison Netaji to let him die in Russia. All plot of Fiction written by this government to claim they are true followers of Freedom Fighters of India... voking Sardar Valabhai, B R Ambedkar.. Bhagat Singh to their advantage to gain VOTE and sympathy.
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          Nandini Mukhopadhyay
          May 31, 2017 at 5:12 pm
          Is BJP somehow somewhere caught on wrong foot that this drabazi started ? Shame on political parties that you find Netaji as your bet. A big chhiii. . . . We Indians don't believe all this lies. We know Netaji was indeed alive after 18th August 1945. Netaji jindabad, ! Azad hind jindabad !
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            Rajesh Sinha
            May 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm
            Excellent observation Damodar. BJP/Rss have become laughing stocks now.
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              TIHAEwale
              May 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm
              good that at last it is confirmed by a Govt of India office that Netaji is dead as politicians from Bengal create non sense at drop of a hat regarding Netaji
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                Damodar
                May 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm
                LOL ! remember when Bhaktards used to claim that Nehru had Bose killed ? After feeding silly conspiracy theories for decades to their gullible and id1otic Bhakts , even modi govt has admitted that Netaji died in the plane crash.
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                  Rajesh Sinha
                  May 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm
                  Excellent observation. BJP/Rss have become laughing stocks
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                  Damodar
                  May 31, 2017 at 4:08 pm
                  LOL ! remember when Bhaktards used to claim that Nehru had Bose killed ? After sel silly conspiracy theories for decades to their gullible and id1otic Bhakts , even modi govt has admitted that Netaji died in the plane crash.
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