West Bengal government to declassify Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s files today

Kolkata(PTI): West Bengal government will on Friday (today) make public 64 files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose which could throw light on the mysterious disappearance of the nationalist leader in mid-1940s.

West Bengal government to declassify Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's files today

A week ago, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said there has been a long- standing demand for declassification of Netaji files and 64 files on the freedom fighter lying with the state’s home department would be put in public domain.

“A total 64 files are there with us. There may be one or two more files also which would also be put in the public domain. After properly reviewing all the files, we have decided to put them in public domain from next Friday (September 18),” she had announced at the state secretariat.

“Everybody wants to know what happened to Netaji. He was a brave son of our soil and he was from Bengal,” she had said.

The Chief Minister had also announced that the record of the freedom struggle from 1937 to 1947 would be digitised in order to preserve history.