Netaji Bose mystery: 64 files, 12,744 pages de-classified in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 18: The West Bengal police today de-classified 64 files containing 12,744 pages relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The files were handed over to the family members and would be available for public viewing from Monday onwards.
The Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purkayastha said that the files were in digitized format and will be available at the Kolkata Police Museum for the public from Monday onwards.
At the programme where the files were de-classified, members of Netaji's family were present.
The family members would now go through the files. There is a lot of expectation that the files would reveal details about the mystery surrounding Netaji Bose.
The files are voluminous and may take sometime before a clarity on the same emerges.
The family members of Netaji are expected to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on October 14 and urge him to de-classify those files which are with the centre. There is a lot more information expected in the files that are with the centre.
Last week West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee announced that the files would be de-classified. She said that the people of West Bengal had a right to know about Netaji.
She however skipped the event today where the files were de-classified stating that she did not want to make this event political.