New Delhi: The government of India through the Culture Ministry has said that reports of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s artifacts were missing is false and that the artifacts have not been stolen.
Rather, the Minisitry said in a press release that the artifacts had been loaned to the Victoria Museum in Kolkota.
The artifacts of the leader freedom fighter, around whose death mysteries abound, were put on display at the Victoria Museum, Kolkota on Jan 23, 2021 on the 125th birth anniversary of the freedom-fighter.
The ministry said the artifacts were loaned after following all required procedures and the artifacts were loaned for a period of six months.
The ministry also clarified that borrowing and lending of artifacts for exhibitions and displays was normal among all museums. The loan was for a period of six months and can be extended to a year.
The artifacts reported to be missing included the freedom-fighters cap.