Fake letter where Nehru states Netaji as war criminal has revived again.


See letter which shows that Nehru was an informer of Britain stating wareabouts of Netaji.

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A letter is being shared to claim that Jawaharlal Nehru was an informer of Britain stating the whereabouts of Subhas Chandra Bose (Netaji). This letter is viral at least since 2018. This alleged letter is dated 27, December 1945 in some posts and 26, December 1945 in some posts was written by Jawaharlal Nehru to Clement Attlee who is mentioned as Prime Minister of England with the address 10, Downing Street, London. The ‘from’ location is mentioned as New Delhi.

The main content of the letter read as “I understand from reliable source that Subhas chandra Bose, your war criminal, has been allowed to enter Russian Territory by Stalin. This is a clear treachery and betrayal of faith by the Russians as Rustia 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 Fit.”

What is the truth?

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is one of the most important leaders who fought for the freedom struggle of India. For many years, no documents about Netaji’s death were published. To this day, various fictional stories are told about his death.

In this case, on Netaji’s 120th birthday in 2016, Prime Minister Modi released more than 100 banned documents on Netaji in Parliament.

Controversies arose that among the documents published in 1945, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru referred to Netaji as a war criminal in a letter written to the British government.

According to Ramachandra Guha, the famous Indian historian, “It was a fake, but not before it went viral on social media networks in India”. He also took to Twitter to clarify that it is completely inauthentic.

Various errors in the controversial letter of Nehru:

  • Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of Britain in 1945, not England.
  • The official office of the British Prime Minister is 10, Downing Street, not Down Street.
  • Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union (USSR), not Russia.
  • In 1945 neither the British nor the US had friendly relations with the Soviet Union.
  • Multiple spelling errors including ‘Jwaharlal’ instead of ‘Jawaharlal’, ‘concider’ in place of ‘consider’ to quote some.

The letter bears Nehru’s name only, without his signature in addition to the various errors in the letter.

The Congress party has denied that the late Indian Prime Minister Nehru’s alleged letter to the British government about Netaji was fake.

Although there are many doubts on the truth about Netaji and Nehru’s position on him, this letter is fake.

This article is first published in Tamil by Youturn on 28, January 2018.


It is found that the letter claiming to be written by Jawaharlal Nehru on Netaji to the British government is fake.

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