2002 Gujarat riots: Nanavati Commission submits final report to Anandiben Patel

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Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (PTI) Justice Nanavati Commission on Tuesday submitted its final report on the 2002 Gujarat riots to state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

"We have submitted the report, which runs into more than 2,000 pages," Justice Nanavati told PTI, but refused to divulge any contents of the report.

GT Nanavati

The commission members - Retd Supreme Court Justice G T Nanavati and Retd High Court Justice Akshay Mehta - drove to the residence of Patel and submitted the report to her, officials at the Chief Minister's Office said.

The final report of the commission on the 2002 riots, in which more than 1,000 people - mostly of minority community - were killed, comes after extensive investigation which ran over a period of more than 12 years.

Last month, Justice Nanavati had said that, "There is no need to seek 25th extension, as our final report is ready. It is now being printed and will come to us in coming days. We will submit the report to the government soon."

In 2008, the inquiry panel had submitted one part of its finding with regard to the Godhra train burning incident, in which it had concluded that the burning of S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express near Godhra railway station was a "planned conspiracy."

PTI

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