Justice Mukherjee commission that went to Russia has returned without finding anything. Some people had suggested that after faking a plane crash in Taiwan, Subhash Bose had reached Russia and the Commission had gone there to find the truth about it. Some of the leads were fake and some were just accounts published in books of which the Commission requested an English Translation.
The truth, according to some is in the KGB archives. So Justice Mukherjee called up KGB and asked if they had any documents about Bose and they said no. So he just walked away.
Authorities of the Central Archive of the KGB, Central State Archive of Russian Federation Defence, Russian State Library, State Archive of Russian Federation, Russian State Military Archive and the Russian State Historical Archives for the Far East have informed the Commission that they had no documents relevant to its terms of enquiry, Mukherjee said.[Mukherjee Commission returns sans Netaji documents]
If Justice Mukherjee had watched even a single James Bond movie he would have known that this is not the way to get information out from such places. I am not suggesting that the Honorable Justice drown a Martini, shaken, but not stirred and crash into the archives in a Tank, but instead rely on some investigative reporters who know to get information out. Even if someone asked for chai-paani money for providing the information, the Justice will have to send a written note to the Ministry of Home Affairs, who will forward the note to a financial desk, who will then forward it to the senior most officer who is on a five year vacation. Well, you get the picture. A Govt. appointed commission operating in an honest straightforward way will only be able to collect limited information.
So far from all the information available, it seems like Subhash Bose was not in Russia and that story too was planted like the plane crash.
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