Two-month extension for Nanavati panel

July 01, 2014 02:40 am | Updated July 10, 2016 03:02 pm IST - Ahmedabad:

The Nanavati Commission of Inquiry probing the 2002 post-Godhra riots on Monday received a two-month extension beyond its expiry date.

The two-member commission consisting of Justices (retired) G.T. Nanavati and Akshay Mehta has been probing the 2002 Godhra train burning incident and the subsequent communal riots in Gujarat.

“The Commissions term has been extended by two months till August 31,” the panel’s secretary C.G. Patel told The Hindu . This is its 22nd extension.

While the Commission submitted the first part of its report in September 2008, its final report is still awaited. The Commission was appointed by the Gujarat government in 2002 in the aftermath of the riots. Its initial members were Justices (retired) Nanavati and K.G. Shah.

However, following the demise of Mr. Shah in March 2008, Justice (retd.) Mehta was appointed in his place.

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