Rajya Sabha

July 14, 2014

Sukhendu Sekhar Roy seeks clarifications from MHA regarding destruction of files | Transcript

It has come to our notice that not 1,50,000 but 11,100 files have been destroyed. There was no relation of ‘Rastrapita’, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sri Lal Bahadur Shastriji with these destroyed files.

It is a good news that hon. home minister has assured us that according to the National Archives report, 52 files, 67 exhibits and approx. 11,100 pages relating to Mahatma Gandhi’s murder have been kept secure.

According to our reference and some books, I’m requesting to hon. Home Minister. Our Indian government also told us clearly that there are more than 100 files with our intelligence branch and PMO relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

According to some books, more than 70,000 pages relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s mysterious disappearance are with the Home Ministry.

I’m requesting the hon. Home Minister to disclose all those documents relating to our revolutionary leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose like the documents kept at National Archive related to Mahatma Gandhi and other national leaders.

Secret files and 70,000 pages which have been kept at home ministry, should it come out in front of public? Or be kept in National Archive?  It is a right of all the Indian people to know about Netaji’s mysterious disappearance.

That’s why I’m requesting our hon. Home Minister.