This 23rd January wherever you are, please make sure that you are one with the
demand that all secret records concerning the Prince among patriots are
released by our Government. In Kolkata, efforts are on to organise the first
"If Bose comes with the help of Russia neither Gandhiji nor the Congress will be able to reason with the country"
In March 1946, INA's Chief of Staff Maj Gen JK Bhonsle was interrogated by the Combined Service Detailed Interrogation Center (CSDIC) in Delhi's Red Fort. Coming several months after Subhas Bose's reported death, this questioning had been taken up at the behest of the Intelligence Bureau.
Remaining on the question by our Government in 2006 as to why Subhas Chandra Bose could have thought of going to the Russians in 1945 and why would have the Japanese allowed him, here is something more. This time in Netaji 's own words, as recalled by Kinji Watanabe, an interpreter with the Japanese military who had attended many conferences with Bose and Japanese officers. Watanabe narrated these in a statement to the Intelligence Bureau in November 1945. The copy (see the image) available in the archives comes from a Ministry of Defence file declassified in 1997.
Pardon my crude language but we would have had the officials by their balls if these records were about Kanda/Geetika case!
In my previous post there was a reference to an intelligence report amplifying Mahatma Gandhi's "inner voice" which told the Father of the Nation that Subhas Chandra Bose was alive. While this report in original has most likely been destroyed, what has survived and reached the public domain by the grace of God is another intelligence report alluding to it. This report dated 8 April 1946 is available at the National Archives in New Delhi. Subhas Chandra Bose was reportedly killed on August 18 the previous year.
The British Raj era officers who carried out detailed investigations into the reported death of Subhas Chandra Bose included some natives. Only one was senior enough to be regarded as an equal by the British. "Rai Bahadur" Bakshi Badrinath of the Intelligence Bureau joined the investigation in Bangkok in October 1945. There he interrogated Netaji's personal staff, including his confidential secretary Major Bhaskaran Menon.