A friend – made through cyber space and my blogs – Anuj Dhar (the guy who lead the HT investigation into Netaji’s mystery; wrote “Back From Dead” and is the force behind MissionNetaji.org) has now put in a Public Interest Litigation using the Right to Information Act to get information that is privy to Indian Government- specifically the Intelligence.
Mukherjee Commission have found out that the Government of India, at the PMO level, indulged in systematic, unlawful destruction of evidence concerning the Netaji death case.!
The response – first of its kind by RAW… is predictable. “We don’t know”.
When the Govt. Commission (Mukherjee Commission) has said that Netaji did not die.. just as the Taiwanese Government has officially denied that the alleged crash EVER took place.. and a public Investigation pointed to different turn of events.. the Government chooses to obfuscate the matters even more (read detailed posts on the “Netaji’s Special Series“)
In its first-ever response to an unofficial body, the country’s premier external intelligence agency Research and Analysis wing has informed ‘Mission Netaji’ that it was not holding any information on Subhas Chandra Bose.
Mission Netaji is conducting its own investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the hero and moving various government agencies for information on the matter. It had requested the RAW under the Right To Information Act for disclosure of any information that it might hold on the issue.
“I am directed to inform you… that the RAW does not have any information pertaining to Netaji. As such no list as requested by you .. can be provided,” Under Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat P N Ranjit Kumar told Mission Netaji’s Anuj Dhar in a letter dated January 19.
Kumar also reminded Dhar that the RAW was not obliged to provide any information under the RTI Act.
Dhar, however, is skeptical about RAW’s response.
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