Kolkata: Ever since the West Bengal government declassified 64 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, numerous reports surrounding his death mystery have been surfacing.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) mouthpiece 'Organiser' has termed Netaji's disappearance as the "mother of all conspiracies" and said Nehru-Gandhi family has lot many questions to answer on the great freedom fighter and other leaders with different ideological positions.
The RSS has asked the Modi government to take the 'bold' step of unravelling the mystery over Netaji's death.
The cover article in the RSS organ entitled "The mother of all conspiracies" said, "Many such conspiracy theories are associated with the Nehru-Gandhi family, but this is turning out to be the mother of all conspiracies. It is clear now that the Congress Party and especially Nehru-Gandhi family has lot many questions to answer on Netaji and other leaders with different ideological positions. The irony is the same Nehru and his heirs claim to be the founders of democracy and tolerance in Bharat...
"If this bold step towards resolving Netaji's death mystery is not taken by Narender Modi Government, I don't think anyone else will be able in future to do that. And the mystery of Netaji will remain as a mystery forever,""If this bold step towards resolving Netaji's death mystery is not taken by Narender Modi Government, I don't think anyone else will be able in future to do that. And the mystery of Netaji will remain as a mystery forever."
The article further raises questions on what happened to the money and jewellery donated by thousands of Indians living in South East Asia to Netaji?"
The article said, "On one hand Nehru restricted Netaji to enter India, but at the same time one more question raised where has the money of Netaji and INA gone? Netaji went to Singapore because of Lord Mountbatten's request and met many bank officers. But why that is still a mystery?"
The mystery surrounding Netaji's death continues to haunt countrymen and the debate over the veteran freedom fighter's mysterious death has intensified further.
Researcher and writer of 'India's Biggest Cover-up', Anuj Dhar has come forward with a new theory that Bose might have stayed in China around 1949.
A report published in the Hindi daily 'Hindustan' on Friday, claimed that the veteran freedom fighter spent his last days as a saint living in caves near Kathy village on the Varanasi-Gazipur stretch.
The declassified files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose have revealed that veteran freedom fighter's elder brother Sarat Bose was considered as the potent threat by the Britihers.
According to a report published in 'Hindustan Times', the British considered Sarat Bose “the real power behind his brother Subhas Chandra Bose”.
Netaji used to introduce himself as saint Sardanand, the report claimed.
Adding to the Netaji death mystery, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that some letters in the declassified files indicate that Netaji was alive even after 1945.
The Bengal CM also that the documents also support the theory that Bose family was snooped upon.
On August 22, 1945, Tokyo Radio announced the 'death' of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in an air crash in Formosa (now Taiwan) on August 18, 1945, en route to Japan.
While the declassified West Bengal government files may not provide "conclusive" proof of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose being alive after 1945, researchers asserted that the documents reflect that even the Indian government post Independence did not buy the "Taiwan plane crash" theory.
The nearly 13,000 pages of "secret' information that were made public by Bengal government reveal the extensive surveillance carried out on Netaji's family members, particularly his elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose and nephews Sisir Kumar and Amiya Nath.
(With agency inputs)