KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was historic day after her government made all files related to the legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose publicon Friday, adding that people had the right to know about him.
“Today is a historic day. Our government has made all Netaji files public. People have the right to know about the brave son of India,” she said.
The West Bengal Government today declassified 64 files pertaining to the last days of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The Kolkata Police Chief Surojit Kar Pura Kayasto at a ceremony at the Kolkata Police Museum released the files, which trace the history of Netaji’s life between 1937 and 1947, into the public domain this morning.
The 12,744 pages of the 64 files have been digitised in the form of compact discs (CDs). The original files will be kept at the Kolkata Police Museum and will be open for public viewing from next Monday. The Kolkata Police Chief gave the first copies of digitised files away to the close family members and kins of Netaji.