Nanavati Commission says Sabarmati Express fire was pre-planned

Over 2,400 people rescued from flood-hit areas in GujaratAhmedabad, Sept 25 : The first part of the Nanavati Commission report, tabled in the Legislative Assembly today, says that the burning of S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express on February 27, 2002, was a pre-planned conspiracy and not an accident.

The Godhra report, tabled in the House as it met for a three-day session, gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Justice (Retd) G T Nanavati and Justice (Retd) Akshay Mehta of the Commission submitted the first part of their report covering their findings on the burning of S6 coach of Sabarmati Express near Godhra Railway Station on February 2002 to the state government last week.

The commission was set up in 2002 and it submitted the first part of its report after six years.

By December, the commission is likely to submit the second part of its report about their findings on the post-Godhra riots and the role of government in it.

Meanwhile, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) had opposed the tabling of the report in the state assembly by filing a petition in the Gujarat High Court, which was rejected by the court. (ANI)