Netaji died or escaped plane crash? Secret files to be declassified by Japan may throw light on mystery

Months after Narendra Modi government's decision to declassify hundreds of secret files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose , Japan will also release two of the five secret files with them. 

Netaji died or escaped plane crash?  Secret files to be declassified by Japan may throw light on mystery

New Delhi: Months after Narendra Modi government's decision to declassify hundreds of secret files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose , Japan will also release two of the five secret files with them. 

Speaking in the Parliament on Tuesday,  Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that Japan has 5 files related to Netaji and will release two files by the end of the year. 

As many as hundred secret files were made public by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Netaji's 119th birth anniversary on January 23 this year.

The files, released in January, comprised over 16,600 pages of historic documents, ranging from those from the British Raj to as late as 2007.

In October last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met the family members of Netaji and announced that the government would declassify the files relating to the leader whose disappearance 70 years ago remains a mystery.

While two commissions of inquiry had concluded that Netaji had died in a plane crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945, a third probe panel, headed by Justice MK Mukherjee, had contested it and suggested that Bose was alive.

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