जवाहर लाल नेहरू ने ब्रिटेन के प्रधानमंत्री क्लेमेंट एटली को पत्र लिख कर नेताजी सुभाष चन्द्र बोस को ब्रिटेन का युद्ध अपराधी बताया था और रूस द्वारा उन्हें पनाह देने को द्रोह और विश्वासघात करार दिया था ।
यह पत्र लंदन के ब्रिटिश अभिलेखागार में सुरक्षित है ।
नेहरू ने लिखा कि नेताजी सुभाष चन्द्र बोस को रूस ने अपने यहां प्रवेश करने की इजाजत देकर द्रोह और विश्वासघात किया है । पत्र के अनुसार उन्होंने लिखा था कि रूस चूंकि ब्रिटिश, अमेरिकियों का मित्र राष्ट्र है, इसलिए रूस को ऐसा नहीं करना चाहिए । पत्र में लिखा था कि इस पर ब्रिटेन के प्रधानमंत्री को आवश्यक कार्रवाई करनी चाहिए ।
नेहरू के मन में नेताजी के लिए बेहद नफरत भरी थी और वह ब्रिटेन के प्रधानमंत्री को नेताजी के बारे में गोपनीय सूचना देने में नहीं हिचके ।
प्रस्तावना में कहा गया है कि पंडित नेहरू ने यह पत्र डिक्टेट कराया था, आसफ अली के विश्वस्त स्टेनो शामलाल ने अपने हलफनामे में इसकी पुष्टि भी की है ।
The British intelligence team informed their Government that Pandit Nehru “received a secret communication from Bose”. This report was confirmed by a witness, Shri Shyamlal Jain of Meerut, while he deposed before Khosla Commission. In 1945-46, Shri Jain was working as a confidential steno of Asaf Ali,the traitor who handed over a ship-load of weapons to Pakistan, purchased by the GoI!) who was Secretary to the INA Defense Committee with Bhulabhai Desai as its Chairman and Pandit Nehru as one of its prominent members. This confidential steno of the INA Defense Committee, in the course of his deposition, made a shocking revelation about Nehru’s attitude toward Netaji.
Shri Jain told Khosla Commission:
“I solemnly affirm and state on oath that one evening (the date may be Dec. 26 or 27, 1945) I was called by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru on 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, which I complied. 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 was somewhat difficult to read. Now, what was written on that paper, I am trying to reproduce from my memory:”
“Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose proceeding by aeroplane from Saigon arrived today, August 23, 1945 at Dairen (Manchuria) at 1:30 afternoon. The said plane was a Japanese bomber plane. It was full of gold in the shape of bars, ornaments and jewelry. Netaji carried two attache cases, one in each hand. On alighting from the plane, Netaji took tea with
bananas. When Netaji finished tea, he along with four others, out of which one was a Japanese named General Shidei (and others have lapsed from memory), took their seats in a jeep standing nearby. The said jeep proceeded toward Russian territory. After about 3 hours the said jeep returned and informed the pilot of the plane who flew back to Tokyo.”
“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 or 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 to come and tell me the name. In the meantime, I went through the letter several times and that is all that I could remember to the present day. Shri Jawaharlal could not discern the name of the writer and asked me to pull out the papers and hand them over 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 four copies of a letter, which he would dictate to me on typewriter, which I also complied.