Kin demands fresh probe into Netaji's death
Cuttack: After the Forward Bloc expressed
annoyance at a book published by Lok Sabha Secretariat which
stated that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died on August 18,
1945, his grandson Chandra Kumar Bose has demanded that the
mystery behind his disappearance be probed afresh.
Son of Netaji's elder brother's son, Chandra Kumar,
suggested that more research be done to unravel the mystery.
He also expressed displeasure over the rejection of the
Justice Manoj Mukherjee Commission report by the Centre in
Justice Mukherjee, a former judge of Supreme Court, was
asked in 1999 to find out whether Netaji was dead or alive; if
dead, whether he died in the plane crash on August 18, 1945
over Taiwan; whether the ashes in a Japanese temple were his
ashes; and to ascertain if he died in any other manner at any
other place and if so, when and how.
Justice Mukherjee in his report had clearly stated that
Netaji did not die in the plane crash, and the ashes in a
Japanese temple were not his.
"Unfortunately, Justice Mukherjee could not get the
required documents to do more research to find out what
happened after 18 August 1945," Chandra Kumar who visited the
ancestral house of Netaji here at Odia Bazar yesterday and
paid tributes to the celebrated leader, said.