The Mukherjee Commission
refers to the one-man board of Mr. Justice Manoj Mukherjee , a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India
which was instituted in 1999 to enquire into the controversy surrounding the reported death of Subhas Chandra Bose
On 30 April 1998, the High Court
gave orders to the then BJP-led Government
to "launch a vigorous inquiry as a special case for the purpose of giving an end to the controversy".
Many, however, feel that with a new Congress controlled government
now in power, the commission's results may be undermined. Many conspiracies abound, and many contain specific details that are damaging to the Congress Party
and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
The Mukherjee Commission is also not the first commission created to ascertain the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The two previous commissions were the Shah Newaz Commission (appointed by Jawaharlal Nehru) and The Khosla Commission respectively. The Khosla Commission, created by the government of Indira Gandhi
(daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru), reported that all documents relating to Prime Minister Nehru and the reports of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were either missing or destroyed.
Objectives of the commission
The purpose of the commission was the ascertain the following:
- Whether Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is dead or alive?
- If he is dead whether he died in the......