The PMO file No: 915/11/C/6/96 contains a note on the contents of the book “The Mysteries of Netaji’s Life and Death by Pradip Bose.” The note reveals Nehru’s controversial letter to British PM Attlee on December 1945. The note refers to a deposition by Nehru’s stenographer Shyam Lal Jain before Justice Khosla commission.
Following is deposition Jain made before the commission:
“I solemnly affirm and state on oath that in one evening (the date may be 26 or 27 Dec, 1945) I was told by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru on the telephone to come to the residence of Shri Asaf Ali with a typewriter as he had a lot of work to be typed by me. After getting some papers typed by me, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru drew out a paper from the pocket of his Achkan and asked me to make four copies of it for him. The said paper was a hand written matter and somewhat difficult to read. Now what was written in that paper, I am trying to reproduce from memory:
“Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose proceeded by aeroplane from Saigon, arrived today August 23, 1945 at Dairen (Manchuria) at 1.30 afternoons.
The said plane was a Japanese bomber plane. It was full of gold in the share of bars, ornaments and jewellery. Netaji carried attaché cases, one in each hand. On alighting from the plane Netaji took tea with bananas.
“When Netaji finished tea, he along with four others, of whom one was Japanese named Gen Shedie, (and others have lapsed from memory) took their seats in a jeep standing nearby. The said jeep proceeded towards Russian territory. After three hours, the said jeep returned and informed the pilot of the plane who flew back to Tokyo.”
Shyam Lal Jain added, “After handing over the said paper to me for typing, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru went to Mr Asaf Ali and remained busy in conversation with him for 10-15 minutes. I could not complete the work, because the name of the writer on that letter was not readable, and I kept waiting for Shri Jawaharlal Nehru to come and tell the name. In the meantime I went through the letter several times and this is all that I could remember to the present day. Shri Jawharlal Nehru could not discern the name of the writer and asked me to pull out the papers and hand them over to him as they were.
“I solemnly affirm and state on oath that thereafter Shri Jawaharlal Nehru gave me four papers from his writing pad to make on the typewriter four copies of a letter, which he would dictate to me on typewriter. The contents of the letter as far as I could remember were as follows:
Swamy said, “Stalin wrote a letter to Nehru in December 1945 that Bose was in his custody and asked Nehru what he should he do with Bose. Nehru, after receiving the letter, immediately summoned his stenographer Shyam Lal Jain on December 26, 1945 and dictated a letter meant for the then British PM. Jain had stated these facts before the Khosla Commission, set up in 1970 to investigate the mystery behind Bose’s death.”
Swamy said as per Jain’s version, Nehru had told the British PM that he had received information that Bose was in a jail in Soviet Union.
“In my opinion, soon after that, British officials reached the Soviet Union and ensured Bose was put to death,” said Swamy
Nehru got Netaji executed: Swamy – Times of India Jan 23, 2015
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Shyam lal Jain calimed that Nehru asked him to come to Asaf Ali’s residence (KUCHA CHELLAN DELHI). But Nehru was in Allahabad from Dec 26-29 (1945)