One of the great Romantic figures of the Indian freedom movement was Subhas Chandra Bose. He was the man who opposed the pacifist policies of Gandhi and Nehru and charted a dangerous course for himself. His escape from house arrest in Calcutta and travel across the breadth of India to reach Kabul and thence onwards to Moscow and Berlin is a stirring tale. Good or bad, Bose cast his lot with the Axis powers. He thus stood every chance of being tried as a war criminal by the Britsh in case they captured him. To top it there is evidence that Nehru and Gandhi had promised Lord Mountbatten that Bose would be handed to the English as a war criminal. Thus Bose after the war could have never come to India.
In between news perculated to India that Bose had died in an air crash in Formosa. A commission of inquiry headed by Justice Mukherjee concluded that Bose never died in the air crash. The commission concluded that the death of Bose was a smoke screen to spread the news that he was dead. The plan was to help Bose escape to some other country to continue to wage war against the British. The government of India rejected the findings of the commission.
Some information has now been dug up that Bose escaped to Russia. I am afraid there is no conclusive evidence of this and one will have to await the old records in the Kremlin to gather more evidence. But some evidence does suggest that Bose escaped to Russia and was also seen there. There is also evidence that Bose was later imprisoned in Siberia. The geo-political situation had changled and Russia was drawing closer to India. There is good chance the Russians imprisoned Bose. Perhaps they informed Nehru. But old rcords of the Government of India regarding Bose are still secret and the true answer will emerge once these records are studied.