It is said that when Shastri's family members, friends and followers saw his dead body, they were horrified.
The pro-Congress faction in the Bose family, of which Ashis Ray is a prominent part, is trying to project the report as the ultimate truth.
Ashis Ray, who has Congress links, is cherry-picking data to establish that Netaji died in an air crash in Taipei, 1945.
The man who evidently influenced Anita Bose Pfaff's thinking in the matter from the mid-1990s is Pranab Mukherjee.
A recently declassified file has yielded the sensational claim that Netaji was alive even after his reported death in 1945.
A newly declassified file says America at the end of World War II believed there was no 'direct evidence' of Bose's death in an air crash.
In the wake of Mathura violence, no one has done more damage to the cause of settling the Subhas Chandra Bose mystery as these conspiracy theorists.
The colonial rulers were wise enough to read the writing on the wall after putting the INA men on trial at the Red Fort.