No inquiry into Netaji snooping controversy: Government
New Delhi: The government has no proposal to probe revelations about snooping of family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose by the Intelligence Bureau, parliament was informed on Tuesday.
“There is no proposal to probe into the spying as referred to in the question,” Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
A large number of files relating to Netaji, including those relating to Khosla Commission and Mukherjee Commission, have been already declassified and sent to the National Archives of India, he said.
“There are, however, some classified files with the central government. There are also some files with the government of West Bengal relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose,” Chaudhary said.
Media reports had said last month that declassified files of the union home ministry revealed that the family of Netaji was placed under intensive surveillance from 1948 to 1968 by the then central government.
The country had three Congress prime ministers during these 20 years – Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi.
Following the revelations, a prominent member of Netaji’s clan Chandra Kumar Bose had demanded a judicial probe into the issue.