Evidence of Ashok Tandon
In 1985 Ashok Tandon was the Editor of a local Hindi newspaper. On 18 Sep, 1985 he received news that an unknown saint who was living in Ram Bhawan had died and was secretly cremated at Guptar Ghat and till his cremation people were not allowed to see his face. They thought that he was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He did not believe the news and asked his correspondent not to publish it but in view of the information which he started getting, he started investigating about the identity of the unknown saint and in due course reached the conclusion that he was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He published his conclusion in an elaborate write-up dated 28 October. On the said date, the City Magistrate in the presence of some people (including him) opened the lock of the room in Ram Bhawan in which the belongings of the unknown saint were kept. He found that there was a huge collection of literature and some other articles. Some days after 28th October,1985 Sub Inspector Harish Chandra Singh prepared an inventory of the belongings of Gumnami Baba which included huge literature in English, Hindi and Bangla and a large number of papers connected with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Thereafter pursuant to the orders of the High Court passed in a writ petition preferred by Lalita Bose (niece of Subhash Chandra Bose), Satya Narain Singh Satya, an Advocate was appointed a Commissioner and in his presence continuously for 13 months an elaborate inventory of the belongings of Gumnami Baba was prepared. Since he (the witness) was a junior of Mr. Singh at that time, he was present along with Mr. Singh during the entire time in which the inventory was prepared. The letters included those sent by Prof.Samar Guha, Dr.Pabitra Mohan Roy, Vishwanath Roy, Amal Roy, Jagjit Das, Ashutosh Kali,Smt.Basanti Devi, Kaushal Kishore, Amlendu Ghose, Sunil Krishna Gupta, Atul Krishna Gupta, Trilok Nath Chakravarty, Sadhan Chandra Das, Shailendra Kumar, Nand Lal Chakravarty, Santosh Kumar Bhattacharya, Jagat Jitendra, Bhoop Bahadur, Surjeet, Tarun Kumar Mukherjee, Mihir Das and Shaila Sen.