No govt Role in 2002 Riots: Godhra Panel

  • More than 12 years and 25 extensions later, the Nanavati commission submitted its final report on the post-Godhra riots, including 4,160 cases of violence between February 27 and May 31, 2002, to the Gujarat government.
  • The commission has concluded there was no direct involvement of the state government in cases of rioting.
  • It felt there was a scope for improvement in the police department to control the violence.
  • The panel comprises retired Supreme Court Justice GT Nanavati and retired high court Justice Akshay Mehta.
  • They handed over the report, running into more than 2,000 pages, to Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel.
  • Justice Nanavati refused to comment on the contents of the report.
  • About the delay in completing the inquiry Justice Akshay Mehta said:We would have submitted the report earlier. There was a delay of more than two years because the SIT refused to share investigation papers with us.