Subhash Chandra Bose’s death mystery
The files declassified by Narendra Modi government points out that Subhash Chandra Bose ‘Netaji’ survived the air crash at Taipei, earlier known as Formosa. But in order to study through the files one has to fly all the way to Russia.
Following the path of the West Bengal’s foot in de-classifying the files the centre did the same. The mysterious death of Netaji is dated to be on August 18, 1945 till date. But the files indicate that he made ‘Three broadcasts” even after 1945.
One file particularly, File No 870/11/p/16/92/Pol, contains the content of these broadcasts, supposedly from Netaji.
The first broadcast was on was on December 26, 1945 on a 31-metre band. “I am at present under the shelter of great World powers. My heart is burning for India. I will go to India on the crest of a Third World War. It may come in ten years or even earlier. Then I will sit on judgment upon those trying my men at the Red Fort,” the broadcast said.
The second broadcast was supposedly on January 1, 1946. “We must get freedom within two years. The British imperialism has broken down and it must concede independence to India. India will not be free by means of ‘non-violence’. But I am quite respectful to Mahatma Gandhi,” said the second.
And the third broadcast was by February 1946. “This is Subhas Chandra Bose speaking, Jai Hind. This is the third time I am addressing my Indian brothers and sisters after Japan’s surrender… The PM of England is going to send Mr Pethick Lawrence and two other members with no object in view other than let the British imperialism a permanent settlement by all means to suck the blood of India.”
The de-classified files seems to have a letter written by J N Dixit, the then secretary at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo. He contents of the letter read that the Japanese foreign office and academic circles had given an unconfirmed confirmation that Netaji was not declared a prisoner of war.
The files also have evidences that the diary of Mountbatten, commander of the Allied forces in Southeast Asia had a message dispatched to him from the British directorate of military intelligence after the nes of Netaji’s news went viral, “When Bose was preparing to leave Burma by plane, the Chinese intercepted a message from the Japanese asking him to remain in Burma. Bose subsequently escaped to Thailand.”