West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that people have a right to know what happened to great son of the soil Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. “On this day, in 1945, Netaji went on a flight from Taihoku Airport in Taiwan, only to disappear forever. We still do not know what happened to him,” Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page. “People have a right to know about the great son of the soil,” she added.
As per official records, it was on this fateful day, in 1945, Netaji had boarded a Mitsubishi Ki-21 heavy bomber plane which crashed in Taiwan However, the Mukherjee Commission in its 2005 report concluded that the air crash story was planted to give cover to Bose’s escape to Soviet Russia Mukherjee Commission report was rejected by the then Congress government.
Many people in the country believe that Gumnami Baba who lived in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh till 1985 was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This is due to the mystery which surrounds the leader’s death. On September 1, 2016, the Narendra Modi government declassified investigative reports of the Japanese government which concluded that Bose died in a plane crash in Taiwan. Many, however, continue to believe that Netaji survived the plane crash and lived in hiding. (UNI)