Kolkata: 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”.
As per the report, British police officer Charles Tegart described Sarat Bose as the dangerous opponent of the regime and the power behind Subhas Chandra Bose.
Not only the British regime, but even the Congress government of the Independent India was wary of Netaji's brother, who defeated Congress candidate in the South Calcutta bypolls in June 1949.
The files say that the Nehru government extensively snooped upon Sarat and Intelligence officials keenly followed his all activities.
The files state that Sarat had planned an opposition block against the PC Ghosh government in West Bengal and was popular across India within the other groups, which were opposed to the Grand Old Party.
Ever since the Mamata Banerjee government released the top secret files relating to Netaji, the debate over the veteran freedom fighter's mysterious death has intensified further and more revealations are being made about him in the national media.
On August 22, 1945, Tokyo Radio announced the 'death' of Netaji in an air crash in Formosa (now Taiwan) on August 18, 1945, en route to Japan.
Banerjee has said that some letters in the declassified files indicate that Netaji was alive even after 1945.
The Trinamool Congress chief's comments came after 64 secret files related to Netaji that could help throw light on his mysterious disappearance--an enduring enigma for seven decades --were released by her government.
The West Bengal CM also said that the documents support the theory that Bose family was snooped upon.
"There are intercepts. I have seen the documents and it is clear from them that the family of Netaji was spied upon," Banerjee told the media.