The Narendra Modi government has formed a high-level committee to decide whether to declassify the documents related to mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, reports said on Wednesday.
The government has formed an inter-ministerial committee headed by Cabinet Secretary to review the Official Secrets Act in context of Netaji files.
As per reports, the committee will also include officials from Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) departments.
The panel has been formed to look into the classified information on Bose’s death and decide which all documents can be made public.
Reports, however, suggest that the government may not declassify those files which risk harming India’s ties with some foreign countries.
The development came just two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Netaji’s grandnephew Surya Kumar Bose to look into the snooping controversy and also assured that he will take positive steps towards declassification of the secret files on Netaji.
Netaji’s relative Ardhendu Bose welcomed the government’s decision and said the family is grateful to the Prime Minister.
“Modi is the first PM of India who has taken such positive steps to unravel the mystery,” Bose added.
A huge political storm has erupted after it was revealed that the Jawaharlal Nehru government spied on the relatives of the nationalist for nearly two decades.