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Netaji files declassified: It’s a historic day, says Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that it was a historic day as her government has made all files related to legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose public, adding that the people have the right to know about him.

“Today is a historic day. Our government has made all Netaji files public. People have the right to know about the brave son of India,” she tweeted.

The West Bengal Government today declassified 64 files pertaining to the last days of Netaji. Police Commissioner Surojit Kar Pura Kayasto released the files, which trace the history of Netaji’s life between 1937 and 1947, at a ceremony at the Kolkata Police Museum.

The 12,744 pages of the 64 files have been digitised in the form of compact discs (CDs). The original files will be kept at the Kolkata Police Museum and will be open for public viewing from next Monday.

The Police Commissioner gave the first copies of digitised files to the family members of Netaji. (ANI)