Twelve years after Godhra riots, Justice Nanavati Commission hands over probe report to Gujarat CM

Ahmedabad, Nov 18: Twelve years after the Godhra riots, Justice GT Nanavati commision on Tuesday submitted its report to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at her residence. Justice Nanavati had maintained that the final report is ready and will be submitted soon.

The Commission took 24 extensions before the report has finally been been handed over to the Chief Minister. The last extension to the committee ended on October 31.

In 2008, the inquiry panel submitted one part of its findings about the Godhra train burning incident. It had then concluded that the burning of the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express near Godhra railway station was a planned conspiracy.

The commission comprises retired judges GT Nanavati and Akshay Mehta. The panel had been constituted by the Gujarat state government on March 3, 2002, under the Commission of Inquiry Act comprising Justice KG Shah in the wake of the Godhra train carnage on February 27, 2002 and the subsequent communal riots across the state.

In 2008, after the death of Justice KG Shah, retired High Court Justice Akshay Mehta was appointed to the commission.

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