Japan to declassify two Netaji files by year-end
Two crucial files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be declassified by Japan by this year-end, but the country has given no assurance regarding three more such files in its custody, government said on Tuesday.
Mos for Home Kiren Rijiju told the Lok Sabha that these five files, which are with Japan, could be “crucial” to resolve the mystery over the fate of Bose.
“Japan has conveyed to us that they will declassify two of the five files by the end of this year, but no commitment has been given to the rest of the three files. But we are hopeful that they will declassify the remaining three files too,” he said. Rijiju said two files relating to Netaji which were with the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Home Affairs continue to be missing and efforts were on to trace them.
While the file, which was with the PMO, related to bringing back the ashes believed to be of Netaji from Renkoji temple in Japan to India and installation of his statue at Red Fort, the file which was with the MHA too related to the ashes, he said, adding efforts were on to find these two files.