Drama On Netaji’s Death: Analysis of MEA file C/125/5/77, Bureaucracy that does not wish to reopen the case of Netaji’s disappearance
Analysis of MEA file C/125/5/77-JP continuation, pertaining to Samar Guha’s question in Parliament
BY : SEN JOSEPH . RESEARCHER, KERALA
This is a continuation of the file analysed yesterday bearing the same code and possess 28 pages. Opened in 1977 the file ends with a plot of Bureaucracy that does not wish to reopen the case of Netaji’s disappearance when a NonCongress Govt is in power. We find Chaudhary Charan Singh ( who knew Bhagwanji’s existence ) dury bound to the Oathof secrecy and being the guardian of State Secrets sanctioning or approving a long note of his Secretary ( Home Secretary ) in August 1977 ( N.K.Mukherjee) and then in November 1977 ( T.C.A.Srinivasavardhan) that THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANOTHER ENQUIRY.
At the dead end of the file we find the then EAM, Shri.A.B.Vajpayee who was strong supporter of Samar Guha in and out Parliament and a member of the National Committee led by Guha which caused the Commission of Enquiry in 1970, answering to Guha’s unstarred question ( No. 6254 on the floor of Lok Sabha that,
MOUNTABATTEN’S DIARY IS UNFORTUNATELY NOT AVAILABLE FOR GOI AS U.K MAINTAIN IT AS A CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT AND THERE IS NO CHANCE OF GOI ASKING GOVT OF U.K OR FROM MOUNTBATTEN HIMSELF FOR A FULL COPY OF THE SAME.
G.D.KHOSLA HAD CONCLUDED IN HIS REPORT SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED BY GOI THAT NETAJI FIED ON 18TH AUGUST 1945 AS A RESULT OF AN AIR CRASH IN TAIPEI
1) Note for cabinet on 17/11/1977 by the then Home Secretary ( T.C.A.Srinivasavardan) had strongly recommended not to comply with the demand and motion introduced by Samar Guha on 03/08/1977 for another fresh inquiry, approved by the Home Minister
2) Samar Guha spoke at large for his motion in the month of August 1977 on the floor of the House and he concentrated on certain points and prominent among them was the British Govt’s publication of certain volumes of the TRANSFER OF POWER TREATY, 1942-47 in 1975
3) The earlier Note by the then Home Secretary ( N.K.Mukherjee) was also for not reopening of the case, the same being approved by the then Home Minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh
Vajpayee answered as was expected of a State custodian of secrets on the floor of the house, though he knew a lot being in the company of his good friend, Samar Guha and was also an inmate of the same cell in Prison during Emergency years ( 1975-77) as Samar Guha made the manuscript of his historic documentary book titled NETAJI DEAD OF ALIVE in those 20 months in Prison,
Alas the OSA is such a trap that once you are a Minister as per Constitution awarded by the Colonial Masters, then you are duty bound to say what the TOP treaty prescribes, hence what is the way out,
TO DECRY AND VIOLATE TOP TREATY ONCE FOR ALL, DECLARE THE FUTILITY OF REMAINING IN COMMON WEALTH AFTER EXPLAINING BOTH TO MASSES AT LARGE
THENCE MAKE FREE AND FAIR RELEASE OF ALL RECORDS AS WAS DEMANDED BY GUHA IN 1977