September 18, 2015
West Bengal govt declassifies Netaji files
All 64 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were declassified today and put on display at Kolkata Police Museum, as per the wishes of WB CM Ms Mamata Banerjee.
The Chief Minister had announced on September 11, 2015 that 64 files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in possession of West Bengal government will be brought to public domain from September 18. She also announced to digitize the files dating from 1937 to 1947.
“A total 64 files are with us. There may be one or two more. After reviewing all the files, we have decided to put them in public domain from next Friday,” WB CM had announced at Nabanna.
A DVD of the 64 digitised files was handed over to the members of Netaji’s family. The archives can be accessed by common public from Monday onwards on first come, first serve basis.
“We want to maintain transparency and accountability. We don’t feel that there is anything related to internal security in the files. Everybody wants to know what happened to Netaji. He was a national icon. We know about his date of birth. We have no idea about his death. People deserve to know about his last day,” the Chief Minister had said.
WB CM tweeted:
Today is a historic day. Our govt has made all #NetajiFiles public. People have a right to know about the brave son of India
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 18, 2015