New Delhi, Jan 23: It seems that India's first Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru considered Subhas Chandra Bose as a 'war crimil'. This has been revealed through a letter, written by the former PM, which was declassified on Saturday, which marks 119th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter.
According to the declassified government documents, the letter which has sparked a controversy was allegedly written by Jawaharlal Nehru to Clement Atlee on December 27, 1945.
In this letter Pandit Nehru wrote, "Dear Mr Attlee, I understand from reliable sources that Subhas Chandra Bose, your war crimil, has been allowed to enter Russian territory by Stalin. This is a clear treachery and betrayal of faith by the Russians as Russia has been an ally of the British-Americans, which she should not have done. Please take note of it and do what you consider proper and fit."
The letter is signed, "Yours Sincerely, Jawaharlal Nehru," as per the declassified documents.