Nanavati Commission adjourns hearing till Feb 11

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Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (UNI) The Nanavati-Shah commission today adjourned further hearing on the issue to summon seven people, including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, before the commission for cross examination till February eleven.

The Commission Chairman Justice (Retd) G T Nanavati took the adjournment decision after the other member of the Commission Justice (Retd) K G Shah went on leave today.

Advocate Mukul Sinha, representing the Jansangharsh Manch--an NGO, in his submission earlier had told the commission that it is a fit case to summon all the seven people before the commission, in view of the evidence on record regarding the conduct of the Chief Minister, his ministers and officials in their alleged collusion with the rioters.

On the basis of the analysis report, Advocates representing the Jansangharsh Manch and the Congress moved an application before the commission on August 31 last to summon State Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Then Home Minister Gordhan Zadaphia and the then health minister Ashok Bhatt along with Omprakash, the then PA to Modi, Tanmay Mehta, PA to Modi, Sanjay Bhavsar, OSD to Modi and R J Sawani, DCP Zone V of Ahmedabad city before the commission for cross examination for their alleged role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in the state.

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